Billy Sharp and Nigel Adkins react on Twitter as striker joins Blades

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The 29-year-old has left Leeds for Sheffield United on a two-year deal.

Billy Sharp has declared his allegiance to Sheffield United on Twitter after his move from Leeds United was confirmed on Saturday night.

Talk of Sharp reuniting with Nigel Adkins was plentiful ever since the Blades appointed their new manager.

The 29-year-old striker has worked with both United and Adkins in the past and a move on a two-year deal has now been announced.

Sharp's message was a short and sweet one - one without words, in fact - but the former Leeds man has declared his allegiance to the red and white of Sheffield United.

Boss Adkins also reacted on Twitter, welcoming Sharp to United as the club bid to boost their strike force after a campaign in which they failed to achieve promotion last season and ended up sacking Nigel Clough.

Sharp's Leeds career was an intriguing one as his one season at Elland Road never quite took off. The big striker had his moments - for sure. But a regular place under any of United's three coaches last term never developed.

As such, a move away from the Whites appears to make sense for all involved...

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