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Billy Sharp: Hull City signing says he came close to joining last summer

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Hull City's January signing Billy Sharp says he came close to joining the Championship club last summer, before moving to MLS side LA Galaxy on a short-term contract.

The former Sheffield United striker joined Hull on 1 January, less than five months after moving to America.

Despite enjoying his time stateside, the 37-year-old says he had "wanted" the move to East Yorkshire instead.

"It nearly happened in the summer," Sharp told BBC Radio Humberside.

"I spoke to the manager [Liam Rosenior] then. I like how his teams play, I wanted to join in the summer.