Beattie to blank Blackpool for Blades
Published 22:29 23/11/11 By Football Spy
James Beattie is set to rejoin Sheffield United, despite interest from Championship clubs including Blackpool.
United manager Danny Wilson, who has Beattie training with his League One team, is convinced the former Stoke, Everton and Rangers striker, 33, is amenable to a low-budget wage deal - less than three years after he was earning £40,000 a week at Bramall Lane.
Wilson, satisfied the 33-year-old is committed to the club, said: “He’s here with one aim - to get him fit and in the first team. I want to act quickly and James has never wavered from his commitment.
“There’s nothing written down yet. But verbally and emotionally, I’m hopeful we’ll get a deal.”