Darren Bent has urged the Sheffield United captain to join Celtic after struggling to find his feet in the Premier League.
Sheffield United have been the surprise packages in the Premier League this season. After getting promoted from the Championship, not much was expected of the side and just staying up would have been considered as a successful season. But the club has exceeded all expectations and currently occupy the sixth position in the Premier League table ahead of the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
One man who is not enjoying his time in the Premier League though is Sheffield United captain, Billy Sharp. A legend of the lower leagues, Sharp has lost his place in the team after managing just 1 goal in 12 league appearances this season. And right now he is firmly behind the likes of Lys Mousset and Oli McBurnie in the pecking order.
Thus, a move away from the club could be in the future of the 33-year-old as the Premier League has proved to be too big of a step up at his age. A possible transfer to Celtic has been rumoured. And Darren Bent believes that that could be the perfect move for Sharp.
As reported by Football Insider, the former Tottenham Hotspur star said:
“Yeah I mean listen, he’s had a great career playing in the lower leagues, scoring a lot of goals.
“I think maybe the Premier League has been a step too far for him, he hasn’t looked nowhere near being the lethal striker in the Premier League, that we know he has been in League One.
“But yeah for him to go and play for a big club like Celtic, go and win trophies up there, get in the Champions League, I’m all for that.
“A lot of people think the Scottish league isn’t great, and competitive wise maybe it isn’t great but to go play in the Championship League with Celtic and win trophies, I’m all for it.
“I think it’s a move he should seriously consider.”
But the question is – Are Celtic interested in him anymore? The Hoops just signed Patryk Klimala on a four-and-a-half year contract and clearly see him having a bright future at the club. Thus, it is hard to justify bringing in a 33-year-old to the club at this point of time.
Billy Sharp is far from finished. It was just last season that he scored 23 goals in the Championship and carried this Sheffield United team to promotion. And with rumours floating around that Leigh Griffiths could be on the move, bringing in the experienced man on a loan would not be the worst idea in the world.