Leeds United have confirmed the capture of Southampton’s Billy Sharp in a deal believed to be worth around £1.8m.
The 28-year-old has been deemed surplus to requirements at St. Mary’s this summer by new boss Ronald Koeman and has now put pen-to-paper on a two year deal at Elland Road.
The striker signed for the Saints in January 2012 and netted nine goals in 15 Championship outings to help the club win promotion back to the Premier League.
But Sharp has since found it difficult to hold down a first team place in the Premier League and has recently enjoyed loan spells with the likes of Doncaster, Reading and Nottingham Forest.
Leeds have reportedly beaten off interest from several other Championship sides to secure Sharp’s signature.
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