The Lowdown: Charles’ maiden contract
The Owls confirmed last week that the young goalkeeper has signed his first professional contract at Hillsborough. Darren Moore praised the teenager after terms were signed, saying that he hasn’t looked out of place training with the first team.
A contract has been a long time coming with Wednesday officials in talks for weeks to get a deal for Charles over the line, and Howson has shared what he’s been told regarding the 17-year-old.
The Latest: Howson’s post
Howson took to Twitter on Tuesday, revealing he’s been ‘told’ the length of Charles’ professional contract is three years.
The reliable reporter described it as ‘more good work from the Owls’ after the teenager initially joined from Manchester City last year.
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The Verdict: Debut soon?
Charles has been training with both the Owls’ first-team squad this season and the Northern Ireland senior squad last month, so Wednesday may well have a future star on their hands.
The youngster will be 20 years of age when his maiden deal at the club expires, so that could be enough time to break into the first-team squad and nail down a regular role, presumably penning a longer deal if that happens.
He appears to be on the right path to becoming a first-team player, so it wouldn’t come as a surprise if a debut arrived sooner rather than later, with Charles taking a place on the bench in Tuesday’s EFL Trophy win over Leicester City U21s.
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