PHOTO: Billy Sharp poses with Leeds kit for first time after signing 2-year deal

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Billy Sharp has joined Leeds United from Southampton on a 2-year deal.

Leeds United may have got off to a poor start in The Championship but at least they are moving to do something about it - with today's signing of Billy Sharp from Southampton perhaps one of the best pieces of business in the Championship this summer.

Leeds are reportedly set to cover the cost of his final year of contract at St Marys, believed to be in the region of £600,000. Sharp has also demonstrated his desire to play regular football with a reported 50 per cent wage cut in order to make the switch to Elland Road.

Of course Sharp is no stranger to Yorkshire. The Sheffield lad banged in the goals for Doncaster Rovers between 2009 and 2012 - form which attracted the attention of high-flying Southampton.

But upon their promotion he found himself out of contention at St Marys - despite an impressive record of 10 goals in 18 appearances for the club.

Now he has posed in his new kit for the first time today, looking chipper with his move back to his home county with a club of the prestige that Leeds United carry.

And it is fair to say most of the footballing fraternity will be wishing one of the game's good guys every success at Elland Road.

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