Hull City, Free agent eyed by EFL side after Hull City exit

Free agent eyed by EFL side after Hull City exit

Doncaster Rovers are trying to sign Billy Sharp following his exit from Hull City, according to journalist Alan Nixon on X.

Doncaster Rovers are looking to re-sign the striker this summer as they prepare for another year in League Two. They lost in the play-offs last season at the semi-finals stage to Crewe Alexandra and will be looking to mount another promotion push.

Hull City, Free agent eyed by EFL side after Hull City exit
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Sharp, 38, joined Hull City in January on a free transfer on a deal until the end of the campaign after leaving LA Galaxy. However, he struggled to make an impact at the MKM Stadium and didn’t score in 13 games in all competitions as they fell short of the Championship top six.

The Tigers opted against extending his stay and he is now a free agent again. As per Nixon on X, Rovers are interested in luring him down to the fourth tier to bolster their attacking department.

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Hull City, Free agent eyed by EFL side after Hull City exit

Who is this?

Doncaster Rovers want departed Hull City man

Sharp would inject some serious experience into Doncaster Rovers’ ranks as they look to reach League One.

He would also provide useful competition and depth in attacking areas for Grant McCann’s side.

Hull City, Free agent eyed by EFL side after Hull City exit
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The Sheffield-born man made his name at local team Sheffield United and has had three spells with the Blades in the past.

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Sharp has made 718 appearances in his career in all competitions to date and has scored 273 goals.

He has also had stints in the past at Scunthorpe United, Southampton, Nottingham Forest, Reading and Leeds United.

The attacker scored 41 goals in 86 matches for Doncaster Rovers during his time there from 2009 to 2011 and later returned there on loan a few years down the line.

What next?

A Rovers’ return could now be on the cards for Sharp and it is a move that would make sense.

It seemed last term that he wasn’t able to make an impact in the second tier at Hull City and dropping down a couple of leagues will help him now.

The likes of Wrexham and Stockport County are now out of the way for Doncaster Rovers which will boost their hopes of going up.

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