Sheffield United newbie admits he had two opportunities to join Sheffield Wednesday, but would never join The Owls

Billy Sharp re-joined the Yorkshire club from rivals Leeds United recently.

Sheffield United have recently snapped up Billy Sharp from Leeds United for his third spell with his hometown club.

The Blades are hoping that Sharp can score the goals that send them back to The Championship this campaign.

Today Sharp, who started his career with the club, revealed how he could have joined local rivals Sheffield Wednesday at two opportunities in his career to date.

He also made it clear he would never have done so.

He is quoted by the Sheffield Star as stating:

“People might have thought I was going to end up at Wednesday. But it was never going to happen.

“I went to speak to Brian as a courtesy because of my time with him (at Scunthorpe) before. I thought I was going to Wolves anyway. Then, Sheffield United came in and that was that.

“I had the opportunity twice, in fact. But no, I couldn’t have done it.”

In the past Sharp has struggled to produce his best form for his favourite team. He left for Scunthorpe United as a youngster after failing to score in his first term with the club.

After two years at Glanford Park he returned. But in his three years at Bramall Lane he managed just 13 goals in 64 appearances for Sheffield United.

His solitary season at Yorkshire rivals Leeds last term was fairly uninspiring. He managed just five goals in 28 appearances for the club and he has not reached double figures for the past two seasons.

He will hope to change that now he is back with The Blades.

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