Billy Sharp explains his decision to leave Leeds for Sheffield United

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Billy Sharp joined Sheffield United from Leeds United in the summer transfer window.

Billy Sharp has told Sky Sports why he joined Sheffield United from Leeds United in the summer transfer window.

The former Southampton striker moved to United on a two-year contract with the option of an extra year in July.

This is Sharp’s third spell at Bramall Lane, having begun his career there in 2004 before playing for the Blades again from 2007 to 2010.

The 29-year-old former Doncaster Rovers striker has explained his reasons behind leaving Leeds for the Blades in the summer transfer window.

“The move to Sheffield United was a no-brainer," Sharp told Sky Sports. "I started there as a kid and always wanted to play for the club because I'm a Sheffield boy. I felt it was a good time for me to return.

“I'm 29 and I am coming to the peak of my career. I feel like I have got better as a player since I was last here. If I can achieve success with my boyhood club, there would be nothing better than that."

Sharp has been playing well for United so far this season and has scored for goals in seven League One appearances.

Nigel Adkins’s side have made a strong start to the 2015-16 League One campaign and find themselves fifth in the league table with 12 points from seven matches, just five points behind leaders Gillingham.

United are back in League One action on Sunday afternoon when they take on Bradford City away from home at Valley Parade.

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