Billy Sharp contemplates career extension after LA Galaxy departure

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Former Leeds United forward Billy Sharp implies his playing days aren't over, following his release from MLS team LA Galaxy. At 37, Sharp departed Sheffield United after their Premier League promotion, rejecting Rotherham United's offer to join LA Galaxy on a brief two-month deal.

Despite his six goals in 12 games, LA Galaxy opted against extending Sharp's contract, alongside other players. Expressing regret, Sharp thanked LA Galaxy fans and teammates, suggesting he's open to future endeavors.

With 377 appearances and 129 goals at Bramall Lane, Sharp’s return to Sheffield United appears improbable. Having briefly joined Leeds from Southampton in 2014, he transferred to Sheffield United in 2015.

His current availability might intrigue Championship clubs, seeking reinforcements in January, given Sharp’s extensive second-tier experience. Snapping him up before the transfer window opens could be advantageous, considering his recent game time.

During the 2023 season with the LA Galaxy, Billy Sharp showcased impressive form, contributing significantly to the team's performance. In the 12 matches he played, Sharp demonstrated his goal-scoring prowess by netting six goals. Additionally, he offered a crucial assist, highlighting not only his scoring ability but also his capability to set up scoring opportunities for his teammates. Sharp's impactful performance, marked by his consistent goal-scoring and playmaking, proved instrumental for the LA Galaxy during the 2023 season.