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Sheffield Wednesday confident Barry Bannan will sign new deal

Sheffield Wednesday confident Barry Bannan will sign new deal

Sheffield Wednesday are confident that they can keep hold of one of their main men as his contract starts to expire.

According to BBC Radio Sheffield, Jos Luhukay believes Barry Bannan will sign a new deal with the Owls and revealed that both parties feel the situation is positive.

The Scotland international starred for the Hillsborough outfit during their 2-1 victory against Millwall on Wednesday evening and showed that he his an important player to the team and will play a key role for them this season.

The 28-year-old is believed to have attracted interest from a number of clubs, however, with the player entering the final year of his contract, his manager does not see it as a problem and believes he will sign a new deal in the near future.

“Yes, for me, no discussion,” Luhukay said to BBC Radio Sheffield.

“Barry is a fantastic player and we think when he is positive for the club and the club is positive with him, whey they speak with each other, I think, from both sides there will maybe come a solution.

“We must not speak about the quality of Barry. Everyone knows that he is a fantastic player for Sheffield Wednesday and for our team.

“But there is no pressure. Barry stays under contract until the end of the season so we know we have enough time and we know that Barry stays by Sheffield Wednesday very well and he feels good here. So we much not have pressure on him or that the club must have pressure. Both see the situation as positive and I think that is important.”

The Verdict:

Sheffield Wednesday will need to do all they can to keep Bannan at the club beyond the summer.

The Scotland international has proved to be one of their more important players in the squad and emphasised that notion with his performance against Millwall on Wednesday evening.

However, there will be a concern that he is already entering his final year of the contract and should interest grow for him, then the Owls could be in an uncomfortable position in the future.

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