Saturday, 7 January 2012

Leicester agree fee with Doncaster for Sharp

Sharp: Striker has netted ten times this season
Doncaster Rovers have agreed a fee with Leicester City over the transfer of striker BiIly Sharp.

The 25-year-old - scorer of 40 goals in 80 appearances for Rovers - has been in demand, with bids from West Ham United and the Foxes declined last week. According to the BBC and Sky Sports News, however, an improved bid by Leicester has now been accepted, paving the way for Sharp to join strikers David Nugent and Jermaine Beckford at the King Power Stadium.

Sharp has a £1.85 million buy-out clause in his contract at the Keepmoat Stadium and manager Dean Saunders has now left the ball in the player's court.

"Dean Saunders said "it's up to Billy" as to where his future lies," said a statement on Doncaster's website, "Rovers can tonight confirm that a fee has been agreed between ourselves and Leicester City for striker Billy Sharp. Foxes manager Nigel Pearson has activated a clause in the contract of the 25-year old forward who has bagged 10 goals this season although personal terms are yet to be agreed."

Sharp was not included as Rovers were defeated 2-0 by League One Notts County in their FA Cup third round tie this afternoon and has bagged 10 goals in 18 appearances this season for Doncaster.
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