Sheffield United boss says Leeds striker Billy Sharp dreams of playing for Blades again

Nigel Adkins has spoken again on his interest in Leeds striker Billy Sharp.

Sheffield United boss Nigel Adkins has once again been answering questions about Leeds striker Billy Sharp.

Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield after clinching the signing of Martyn Woolford, Adkins gave an update into the situation regarding the club's attempt to sign the striker.

Adkins says that for now Sharp remains tied to Leeds, but is tempted by the proposition of playing for his former club again.

He said: "Billy's a Leeds United player, and we have just got to keep moving with what we are doing, as pre season progresses and get to the end of transfer window.

"It's clear to see I like Billy's capability, he's a Sheffield boy. He dreams about wanting to play fo Sheffield United, but he's a Leeds United player.

"We've got to do the right thing and let him concentrate on keeping fit, do everything we can, and just keep going with the group we've got."

Sharp has been linked with Leeds ever since Adkins took over, having played for the manager dating back to his Scunthorpe days.

Still only 29-years-old, Sharp has a lot to offer, and was under-utilised by Leeds last season. He was not given a real run in the side, and his prospects this season appear a lot bleaker after Lee Erwin and Chris Wood were signed from Motherwell and Leicester City.

Just yesterday Leeds head coach Uwe Rosler told Radio Yorkshire the club had 'too many strikers'.

Sheffield United are clearly prepared to wait around to get their man, but do not want to unsettle him, and if Leeds decide he is not for sale, then they must be ready to work with alternative options.

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