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Sheffield Wednesday: Owls eyeing move for Brendan Wiredu

Sheffield Wednesday: Owls eyeing move for Brendan Wiredu -League One News

Sheffield Wednesday are interested in signing Colchester United midfielder Brendan Wiredu, according to a report from the Sheffield Star journalist Joe Crann. 

The lowdown: Wiredu’s career so far

Still only 22, the London-born starlet came out of the Charlton Athletic academy before being sent to Bromley on loan in 2019.

Signed by Colchester last year, Wiredu has been a revelation for the League Two club this season, making 45 appearances across all competitions and helping them towards a comfortable mid-table finish.

Following this breakout campaign, a move up the English football pyramid could now be on the cards this summer…

The latest: Wednesday interested in Wiredu

Taking to Twitter to cite his in-depth report from the Sheffield Star, Crann outlined Sheffield Wednesday’s interest in Wiredu.

The journalist stated: “Hearing that 22-year-old Colchester United midfielder, Brendan Wiredu, has made his way onto #SWFC’s radar…He’s still under contract with the U’s, but a transfer fee wouldn’t be huge. For now he’s just on a long list of potentials.”

Meanwhile, within the report, it is that claimed that Owls manager Darren Moore is ‘on the lookout for a combative midfielder’ this summer, and Wiredu has been earmarked as a potential target.

The verdict: Smart signing

Although he’s unproven at League One level, the talented youngster has shown with his performances throughout the 2021/22 campaign that the step-up seems an achievable one for him.

Overall, Wiredu – who was described as an ‘explosive player’ by his former Colchester boss Hayden Mullins – earned a 6.96 Sofascore rating in the fourth tier, supplying four assists and winning a staggering 8.8 of his total duels per game.

Those statistics would certainly lend themselves to Moore’s requirement for a combative midfield operator, and at just 22 years of age, the Colchester ace still has room to develop even further, potentially at Hillsborough.

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