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Jos Luhukay rules out move for Gary Cahill

Jos Luhukay rules out move for Gary Cahill

Sheffield Wednesday have recently been in the news with links suggesting that they could be prepared to line up an audacious move in January.

Reports have been circulating that the Owls hold an interest in Gary Cahill after it was revealed the defender could leave Chelsea if he was unable to break into Maurizio Sarri’s first-team plans.

However, Jos Luhukay has ruled his side out of the running to sign the former England international by stating that it would not be possible to do so.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, via the club’s official Facebook page, he said: “(Signing Cahill is) absolutely not possible for us.”

Interestingly, he did not mention that the wages would be the cause for concern, however, the £13.5million-rated enforcer, as per Transfermarkt, was in fact too old for the club to target.

“I have never heard that before and I can give you an explanation: When I must bring new players for Sheffield Wednesday, I look not in that age (32), with all the respect of the player’s career or what they have done in the past,” he added.

“But I think the future of Sheffield Wednesday must be players from 19 to 23 (years of age). That must be the criteria for the future of Sheffield Wednesday in my opinion.

“That is maybe the best answer that I can give.”

The Verdict:

Sheffield Wednesday making a move for Cahill did appear to be unrealistic when the reports were first made and it seems Luhukay may have put those rumours to bed.

The defender’s wage demands would have likely been too high for the club to even consider, whilst the former England international will want to keep playing his football in the Premier League.

Luhukay’s suggestion that age is a factor when making signings for the Owls could come back to haunt the Hillsborough outfit, as a player as experienced as Cahill does not come onto the market to often and can make all the difference to the team.

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