Sharp won't rush move
Doncaster striker Billy Sharp will not join the first club that comes knocking this month, insisting he will wait for the right fit.
Last Updated: 02/01/12 12:43pm
Sought-after Doncaster striker Billy Sharp says he will not join the first club that comes knocking this month, insisting he will wait for the right fit.
Rovers have confirmed they will allow Sharp to leave the Keepmoat Stadium in the current transfer window if their valuation is met, with the frontman believed to have a £1.85million buy-out clause in his contract which became effective on January 1st.
The former Sheffield United man, who has netted 10 goals for the Championship strugglers this season, is thought to have attracted interest from the Premier League and second tier.
It is believed Doncaster turned down an undisclosed bid for Sharp from Leicester at the weekend, while Fulham and Wigan are reportedly among his top-flight suitors.
Southampton, Ipswich, Middlesbrough and Hull City have also been linked to the 25-year-old in recent weeks.
But Sharp warned in The Sun: "I am not just going to go to a club because they come in for me at the start of January.
"I want it to be the right club. If it rumbles on for a month I'll keep scoring goals for Doncaster."
Sharp says he would be open to joining a Championship side who are pushing for promotion but does not want to battle the drop, with beleaguered Doncaster currently rock-bottom of the table.
He added: "I have spoken to the chairman and I knew there was going to be interest. Everyone knows I want to play in the Premier League and hopefully it will come.
"If I feel there is an opportunity to try and get in the Premier League by joining a Championship side I will have to consider it.
"But until the chairman tells me otherwise I'll be doing my best for Doncaster.
"I'm happy here because I'm scoring goals but I don't want to be playing relegation football."