Leeds United striker Billy Sharp reveals he could have joined Ipswich Town

Billy Sharp

Billy Sharp - Credit: PA

Leeds United striker Billy Sharp has revealed he turned down a loan move to Ipswich Town last month.

The striker, who scored a dramatic winner for the Whites in their 2-1 victory at Huddersfield on Saturday, was a target of Mick McCarthy but it was understood that the two clubs could not agree on a loan package.

However, after plundering his late strike on Saturday, Sharp told the Yorkshire Post: “Leeds said I could have gone (to Ipswich) but I don’t want to leave. I’m settled here. It’s a great club and I want to score goals for Leeds.

“Ipswich have two good strikers and I wouldn’t have played much so I didn’t want to leave. But I am a professional footballer and I do want to play more.

“I’ve not scored anywhere near as many goals as I’d like to have done. I have not played as much either. But the fans have stuck by me and that one was for them.

“I’ve scored a few goals in my career and I fancy my chances of getting in the right place at the right time. I’m buzzing that I helped win a game.”

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