Date: 30th January 2012 at 8:04pm
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Doncaster Rovers striker Billy Sharp has signed for Southampton on a three and a half year deal after completing his medical at St Mary`s.

Sharp has signed for an undisclosed fee after Southampton were allowed to speak to Sharp after triggering a release clause in his contract.

The 25 year old was once again the leading goalscorer for Rovers this season having netted 10 times in 20 games.

He originally joined Rovers on a season long loan from Sheffield United in 2009 and was the clubs leading goalscorer with 15 goals.

His form persuaded Rovers to break the clubs record transfer fee when they paid £1.15 million for the striker the following summer.

Sharp again led the way for Rovers last season when he netted 16 times.

He netted 41 times for Rovers in 86 games and he is currently shortlisted for the Football League goal of 2011 for his goal against Middlesbrough in November.

Vital Doncaster would like to thank Billy for two and a half wonderful seasons at the Keepmoat and wish him all the best for the future.


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