Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has dismissed speculation that club captain Billy Sharp could leave Bramall Lane during the January transfer window.
The Guardian has claimed that Celtic have expressed an interest in the 33-year-old but when asked about the veteran forward’s future yesterday, Wilder said:
“There are hundreds of reports linking people everywhere. Billy’s a fantastic player, he doesn’t want to go anywhere and I don’t want him to go anywhere. So as far as I’m concerned that’s the end of the conversation with him.”
Sharp does have an excellent record for the Blades, having scored 103 goals in 253 games, but he doesn’t have much experience of playing at the top level.
10 of his 12 appearances in the Premier League have come this season, with only one as a first-team starter. His only goal this campaign came against Bournemouth on the opening day, coming off the bench to score an equaliser in a 1-1 draw.
Celtic are looking for a new striker this month, but the likeliest addition at the moment appears to be Slovan Bratislava’s Andraz Sporar. The Scottish champions do, however, face competition for the Slovenian with the likes of Dynamo Kyiv and Bristol City also keen on the player.