Sheffield Wednesday: Joe Crann shares update on two youngsters
Sheffield Wednesday reporter Joe Crann has shared an update on the club’s reported interest in youngsters Declan Turner and George Chmiel.
The Lowdown: Hillsborough speculation
Reporter Alan Nixon recently claimed (via Football League World) that the Owls are eyeing two youngsters in Australian defender Turner and Blackburn’s teenage attacker Chmiel.
Turner holds a British passport, which could help in terms of a move to Yorkshire, while Chmiel’s contract at Ewood Park is set to expire at the end of the season.
However, it doesn’t look as if the League One leaders are currently moving for both youngsters, with Crann providing an out-of-transfer window update.
The Latest: Crann’s post
The Star journalist Crann took to Twitter on Monday, sharing what he’s heard on both Turner and Chmiel in terms of potential moves to Sheffield Wednesday.
He said that The Owls are ‘having a look at’ the Australian but has been ‘told’ that there is no interest in the Blackburn forward at this moment in time.
Crann tweeted: “As has been reported, SWFC are having a look at teenage centre back, Declan Turner. The Australian defender is on trial at the club. I’m told that there’s no Wednesday interest in Blackburn Rovers youngster, George Chmiel, as things stand though.”
The Verdict: One to watch?
It looks as if Turner could be the first out of the two youngsters to earn a deal at Hillsborough judging by this update, and he’ll be looking to impress on a short trial at Middlewood Road.
Chmiel could well be a target for the future, with the 18-year-old potentially on the lookout for another club in the summer. He has contributed to 18 goals in 38 games for Blackburn’s under-18s, so Sheffield Wednesday officials could look towards a move in the summer, where they’ll be hoping to once more be operating as a Championship club.