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DANIEL Bogdanovic has told The Star he wants to be a Sheffield United player next season despite rumours of a shock return to Barnsley.

Maltese international Bogdanovic was a big hit at Oakwell and was the club’s leading scorer with 14 goals in 33 appearances during the 2009-10 season.

But ‘Boggy’ fell out of favour with a section of Reds’ fans after he quit the club for the Blades, penning a two-year deal in June last year.

The 31-year-old said he left Barnsley to pursue promotion to the Premier League, but the Blades were relegated to League One last season for the first time in 27 years and his former club retained their Championship status.

“I’m a Sheffield United player and I want to be a Sheffield United player next season,” Bogdanovic revealed to The Star. “I feel responsible for us getting relegated last season and so do the rest of the players. We feel as if we owe it to the club’s fans to get us promoted again.

“I’ve not spoken to the new gaffer (Danny Wilson) yet, but I’m looking forward to speaking to him when we start pre-season training.

“It’s just rumours linking me with Barnsley. I was always grateful for the chance with Barnsley, even though I got a bit of stick from their fans last season.

“In football you never know though...so if an offer came in I’d have to consider it. But I’m happy in Sheffield. My family live here, my kids go to school here and I enjoy playing for the club.”

Bogdanovic, who has a year left on his Blades contract, didn’t play against the Reds last season. He missed the club’s 1-0 loss at Oakwell in December and was injured when a 2-2 draw condemned the Blades’ relegation.