Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore is reportedly keen for Owls youngster Josh Dawodu to sign a new deal at the club this summer.
The Lowdown: Promising Sheff Wed youngster
The 20-year-old has been a key member of Wednesday’s Under-23 side this season, but he was also part of the senior squad on occasions, despite not making an appearance.
Moore is now planning for life in League One next season, with a host of established players out of contract and younger individuals potentially being trusted, and it seems Dawodu could be one of those.
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The Latest: Dawodu set for new deal?
The Sheffield Star are claiming that the defender could extend his stay at Hillsborough this summer, with his current contract expiring this month.
Taking to Twitter, journalist Joe Crann revealed that ‘Josh Dawodu is keen to sign a new deal’ at the club, nine very encouraging words.
He confirmed the starlet has held ‘positive talks with Moore’ about remaining with the Owls for at least the whole of next season.
“This is positive… I’m told Josh Dawodu is keen to sign a new deal at SWFC, and is in a training camp currently to make sure he’s fit and firing for preseason. Dawodu, 20, is highly-regarded, and has had positive talks with Moore about his future,” Crann said in full.
The Verdict: Planning for the future
It is time for Moore to build his own team and stop depending on older players, signing his own choices and giving young individuals an opportunity to shine.
Of course, an element of experience will be required, in order for Wednesday earn a return to the Championship immediately, but it is refreshing to see that Dawodu looks to be part of the manager’s plans.
Julian Borner has been linked with a return to Germany, possibly joining Bundesliga 2 side Hannover 96, meaning Dawodu’s first-team hopes could be further enhanced.
In other news, one Sheff Wed stalwart has been linked with a summer move back to the Championship. Find out who it is here.
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