Billy Sharp is expected to stay with Sheffield United and play a big part in the Championship next season, according to The Examiner.
Nathan Hemmingham, The Examiner’s chief Sheffield United reporter, was posed a series of questions from Blades fans in an open Q&A this week.
Among the number of questions posed, was the topic of Sharp and his future with the Blades. The experienced skipper, now at the grand old age of 35, is still playing an important role with the club.
Indeed, Sharp seems to be at prime fitness. He’s not looked this ‘sharp’ in his career for a long time and could easily play on into the next season.
And that’s the view shared by Hemmingham at The Examiner, who believes Sharp will be around for some time yet.
“I would expect Billy to still be here next season if United suffer relegation and to be doing what he does best – scoring goals,” Hemmingham said.
“He is enjoying the best period of his career and looks like he has plenty left in the tank even though age is not on his side. He may not be a regular starter, but there’s no reason to suggest Billy’s time at the Lane is up yet.
“Far from it. I think he still has a hugely important role to play on and off the pitch next season should they be in the Championship.”
Billy Sharp is ideal for the Championship, he’ll be here while ever Wilder is
Things can change quickly in football but while ever Chris Wilder remains in charge at Bramall Lane, it’s hard to see Sharp going anywhere.
He’s still looking a threat in some games in the Premier League, so why we wouldn’t keep him around in the second tier makes no sense.
He might be getting on. But Sharp knows where the net is. He’s the ultimate professional, and is great shape physically.
It might not be the 20-30 goals Sharp gets next season. But rest assured, given the games, double figures will easily be in reach for the skipper.