Having allowed Arsenal to recall Eddie Nketiah following his loan spell at the club, perhaps Leeds United could be tempted to move for another forward as they aim for Premier League promotion in the second-half of the season.
Would you take Billy Sharp back at Leeds?
According to Danny Pugh, ‘it wouldn’t be a bad thing’ if the Whites resigned former striker Billy Sharp in the current transfer window.
The Sheffield United man is finding goals and appearances hard to come by upon his return to his hometown club this campaign, having scored just one goal and started one Premier League game (via Transfermarkt).
Pugh was complimentary of Sharp’s ability at Championship-level football as he claimed to understand why the 33-year-old’s name was being thrown into the mix over a move.
He said: “He’s proven. He’s definitely proven at that level, he’s got a great goalscoring record, and he’s been promoted several times, so I can see why he’s being linked.
“He’s an experienced lad and he knows the division, so I can definitely see why his name is being thrown into the mix.” (Source: Football Fancast)
A move for Sharp, in the short-term, would be a great one for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Losing Nketiah meant the side lost a player who had scored five goals in just four starts for the club, weakening the attack considerably.
Throw in Patrick Bamford going 10 league games without a goal earlier this season and completing the signing of another striker is all the more crucial.
The Sheffield United man has both the experience and the goalscoring record to add quality to the Yorkshire outfit’s attack ahead of a crucial end to the Championship season.
Sharp has scored over 200 goals in under 500 games across League One and the Championship, showing his quality when playing in leagues below the Premier League.
Indeed, it could be argued that the Elland Road side need the extra forward and their current run of one goal or less in four of the last five games shows how goals are in short supply, so perhaps a move back could make sense.
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