Dom Howson has highlighted Joost van Aken’s troubled time in Sheffield Wednesday colours and has stated that his future remains uncertain with the club.
The Dutchman hasn’t had the easiest ride since joining Wednesday in the summer of 2017 (via BBC Sport) – he has made just 16 appearances since his debut season was tainted by injury (via Transfermarkt).
After failing to make an impact at Hillsborough, the 26-year-old was sent out on loan to second tier German side VfL Osnabrück, from where he will return this summer.
Does Joost van Aken have a future at Wednesday?
Howson has reflected on Van Aken’s poor defensive performances and the fact that he still has one year left on his current contract with Wednesday. The Dutchman himself has revealed he was due to have a conversation with the club over his future, but talks have been postponed. [via Yorkshire Live]
Some Owls fans have responded to the post and one supporter has said they ‘can’t ever forgive him for the derby defeat’, a display that saw Wednesday’s bitter rivals Sheffield United tear their defence apart in a 4-2 loss in September 2017. Another supporter has commented ‘League 1 here we come’ if the club bring Van Aken back to the first team set-up.
Scroll down through further feedback from the Hillsborough faithful below:
I’d completely forgotten about him.
— Michael Cunningham (@Cunners_) May 13, 2020
— RETRO WEDNESDAY (@WednesdayRetro) May 13, 2020
Can’t ever forgive him for the derby defeat
— Mark (@mark42swfc) May 13, 2020
Too lightweight for a central defender. Seen bigger mascots.
— Big Al. (@allanhand) May 13, 2020
If we are pinning our defensive hopes on Van Aken next season then League 1 here we come.
— Matthew Bloomfield (@matthefish20022) May 13, 2020
All the skill and physical attributes to be a premiership defender but lacks desire and aggression
— Nigel Williams (@NigelWi51585735) May 13, 2020
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