Beattie wants to remain a Blade

Last updated : 18 April 2008 By Jamie Furniss
The £4m Premier League striker has bagged twentey one goals so far this season and is bound to get surrounded by interest from the Premier League. National Newspapers have rumours that United are going to have offers for Beattie from Middlesbrough, Aston Villa, Sunderland and other first tier clubs but Beattie says he's loving life at the lane.

He said:"I am happy here and have been since signing in the Summer. I have played under two managers and both of them have showed me the utmost respect.

"I want to play in the Premiership, but feel i can do that with Sheffield United and the main aim for me at the moment is to be enjoying my football, which i am after what happend last season at Everton.

"I know there will be plenty of rumours in the Summer, but there has been for most of my career. Until Mr McCabe or the gaffer tells me otherwise i am contracted here for another three years, so it is really just paper talk.

"I have learnt to deal with it and not to get too exited about any possible interest. It is my job to score goals here and i have done that this season.

"When i came here last Summer under Bryan Robson the aim was to get this club straight back to the Premiership. That hasn't worked out for whatever reason, but our improvements over the last few months show we have the ability to do that next season."