Sheffield United confirmed yesterday that unknown striker Billy Sharp has signed a new long term deal with the club, keeping him at Bramall Lane until the summer of 2021.
For those in the know, 33-year-old Sharp has scored 23 goals in 32 appearances across all competitions so far in the campaign of 2018/19 and on New Year’s Day he became the leading English league goalscorer of this century – he also struck his 100th club goal in the recent clash with Aston Villa.
???? | “Some parts of the media think we need a centre forward, we feel we’ve got one, we feel we’ve got four actually, five!!”
— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) February 21, 2019
Who’d have known eh!
With the deal announced, manager Chris Wilder told the Official Site.
“Billy is a natural goalscorer for us, we are delighted we have negotiated so that he can extend his period with the club. I would imagine he is looking forward to more successful times, he looks after himself and has that drive and desire to keep pushing on. The group has evolved and improved in my time here and he has done likewise.”
It’s fantastic for Blades fans to have Sharp signed up for longer and the contract couldn’t have been better timed really after the recent humourous controversy. Fans will also be delighted to see Wilder’s take, as per the above Tweet sent out by the club on social media.
Fans were certainly delighted as they gave their own reactions.
And a sky sports pundit says we haven’t got a goal scorer ????????????????
— T???????? (@trevtplumber) February 21, 2019
Hope he's the goalscorer we apparently need ????
— Neil Hallsworth (@Nelson011983) February 21, 2019
Leading English goal scorer! Some going that????????…………………WAWAW
— Nikolas swfc brown (@Nikolasbrown9) February 21, 2019
King Billy worth every penny and more ????⚽️
— UpTheIron (@UpTheIron3) February 21, 2019
Why? It’s not like he’s a proven goal scorer or anything! ????♂️
— BerkshireBlade (@JamesBlade123) February 21, 2019
Best news I’ve had in ages x delighted ❤️❤️
— Andrina Hardcastle (@grannydrina) February 21, 2019
— Benny bloncs (@jason8072) February 21, 2019