Barnsley eyeing Sharp capture?
Updated Friday, 18th December 2009
BBC Radio Sheffield believe that Barnsley manager Mark Robins is to make a move in January for Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp...
Sharp, who has netted 9 goals in the Championship this season, all at Doncaster Rovers, is currently 'loving' football at the Keepmoat, admits the Unitedite. It may not have quite worked out at Bramall Lane, but Rovers' style of play has undoubtedly brought the best out of the ex-Scunthorpe forward.
Sharp most famously and most ironically scored against Sheffield Wednesday, a team interested in his services when he was on hot form at Glanford Park, earlier this month.
Former Rotherham United manager and current Barnsley boss Mark Robins admires 'good players' like Billy Sharp. He briefly commented: "We are always interested in good players and Billy falls into that category."
Despite Sharp currently on loan at Doncaster till the end of the season, their South Yorkshire counterparts Barnsley would be able to grab his signature in January on a permanent basis, but this would initially mean that Sharp would have to quit his loan spell at Rovers and come back to the Lane.
Recently, though, Donny chairman John Ryan spoke out about his club's desire to get Billy sign the dotted line at the Keepmoat on permanent terms.
He said: "There's not a lot I can say on the subject really, other than, as a fan myself, I would love to see him here on a permanent basis.
"As far as I'm aware Billy has said he would like to see out his loan spell at the club until the end of the season because he's enjoying it so much and will make a decision about his future then.
"He still has another year left on his contract at Sheffield United after this season, but if he does become available in the summer, we will certainly be throwing our hat into the ring.
"All I can say is we will be doing our best."
Amid the rumours and speculation about where Billy will be playing his trade in January or next season, there is the question, does Billy still have a future at Bramall Lane? Or will United's style of play ever suit Billy?
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