Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has said that he is delighted with the signing of Dennis Adeniran following his debut for the club on Saturday.
The Lowdown: Sheff Wed sign Adeniran
Moore is on the hunt for new signings ahead of next season as the Owls prepare for life in League One.
One player who has completed a move to Hillsborough is Adeniran, who joined on a free transfer over the weekend after being released by Everton.
The 22-year-old played in Wednesday’s 2-0 win away to Chester City on Saturday, with his debut described as ‘encouraging’ by Yorkshire Live‘s Dom Howson.
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Speaking to Yorkshire Live after the game, Moore heaped praise on his new acquisition, claiming that he will be a hugely positive addition to his squad. The Owls manager said:
“I am really, really pleased to have someone of that calibre in there. He is real different to what we have got in midfield.
“He will be a wonderful acquisition for us this season.
“We have been aware of him for a little while. We had a bit of competition for him from the Championship but I made it clear to him that I wanted to bring him here to Sheffield Wednesday.
“I am really pleased to secure him and get him signed and over he line.
“He can play at number eight and play further forward up the pitch. He will bring great energy to us and he has got good quality on the ball.
“In terms of Baz [Bannan] and Mas [Massimo Luongo], he is very different to those players.”
The Verdict: Shrewd acquisition for Owls
It is vital that Moore now builds his own team at Hillsborough, injecting his squad with youth and masterminding a return to the Championship.
Adeniran could be someone who makes a difference in the middle of the park, complementing more seasoned professionals such as Sam Hutchinson and Barry Bannan. The youngster has won a total of 22 caps for England’s under-17s, under-18s and under-19s combined, highlighting his quality and showing why he could be an effective signing.
Given Moore’s comments about him being a long-time target and potentially offering something different, it certainly seems like an encouraging move by the Owls.
In other news, Sheff Wed are reportedly eyeing up a move for another signing – find out who it is here.
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