Former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer has warned the Owls that they need to win promotion this season if they are to have any chance of signing Bailey Peacock-Farrell permanently.
The 24-year-old goalkeeper joined the club on loan from Burnley in the recent transfer window and has thoroughly impressed since his arrival.
After a strong start to the season, Peacock-Farrell was voted as the official swfc.co.uk August Player of the Month, while he has also impressed while on international duty for Northern Ireland, saving Haris Seferovic’s penalty in his nation’s recent 0-0 draw with Switzerland.
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It would now not be a surprise to see Wednesday try and sign the former Leeds United shot-stopper from Burnley permanently, with Palmer believing promotion back to the Championship is key to any potential deal.
“He’s a talented ‘keeper,” the ex-Wednesday player said to TT in an exclusive interview. “They’ve got a season-long loan for him. I doubt for one minute – he’s an international – that he’s going to sign for a club in League One.
“For Wednesday to have any chance of signing him, they’ve got to get promoted at least back to the Championship.”
If he maintains this form, you would expect Peacock-Farrell to attract a lot of Championship interest next summer. So if Wednesday are not in that division, it is hard to imagine him returning to Hillsborough.
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