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Jos Luhukay has no intentions of letting Kieren Westwood leave

Jos Luhukay has no intentions of letting Kieren Westwood leave

Rumours have been flying around this week that Kieren Westwood could be set to leave Sheffield Wednesday in the winter transfer window.

The experienced goalkeeper has not featured for Jos Luhukay’s side this season and had been linked with a January move to Leeds United on a free transfer.

However, it appears as though the Dutch manager has no intention of letting the 34-year-old leave Hillsborough, although later admitted that he did not know if the player will eventually leave in the future.


Speaking in a pre-match press conference, via the club’s official Facebook page, Luhukay said: “It is not in our plan (to sell Westwood). Kieren asked to play and we gave him the chance.”

Further adding, “I don’t know (if it’s inevitable that Westwood will leave). I have no contact with the agent, or know how is the situation. I can only focus on my team and what players are available.”

The Verdict:

It appeared to all be a little bit of a coincidence that Westwood made his first appearance for the Under-23’s on Monday, with a move to Leeds being speculated on the following day.

However, Luhukay has revealed that he has no intention of letting the experienced shot-stopper leave the Owls, despite not featuring for his first-team.

It remains to be seen if a deal does happen in January, or if results do not change at Hillsborough, whether the manager will finally give the fans what they have been calling for and putting Westwood back into the side.

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