Garry Monk has a lot of work to do at Sheffield Wednesday for next season as they currently have a 12 point deduction, and it seems like he is reshaping the squad as he is happy to let one defender depart in the summer.
According to Dom Howson at the Sheffield star, the Owls are looking to sell centre-back Joost Van Aken in the transfer window. Several clubs around Europe have already enquired about his availability and with him only having one year left on the contract, Wednesday would need to sell him this summer to get a decent amount of money for him.
The sale makes sense as the Dutchman has only made 17 appearances since joining back in 2017, per Transfermarkt, and he spent last season on loan at 2.Bundesliga side VfL Osnabrück.
If they can recoup some of the money for the defender, it would be very helpful so that they can try and sign another centre-back who can actually have an impact on the squad.
Here is what fans said following the news, with the majority happy to see the back of him given his lack of impact at the club. One even labelled him a “flop”.
— Dom Howson (@domhowson) August 24, 2020
200 centre backs looked at and this is what we came up with 😫 love to know which advisor made the decision signing this lad another big money signing flop
— Luke Askham (@Luke_Askham) August 24, 2020
Disaster move for us and him. Not the player we needed and badly managed when he came in. Good luck to him in future.
— Mike Norton (@MikeNorton1980) August 24, 2020
What another terrible signing van Aken has been, good money wasted.
— Simon Clarke (@SimonClarke87) August 24, 2020
— Nick 🇸🇻 (@nickthenipper) August 24, 2020
getting rid of van aken but not lees looool https://t.co/Ag3NTsdlJu
— Callum🦉 (@swfc_callum) August 24, 2020
Didn’t take Monk long to see what we all already knew.
— stephen varns (@stevie1953) August 24, 2020
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