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Sheffield Wednesday set to lose Kieren Westwood on a free transfer

Sheffield Wednesday set to lose Kieren Westwood on a free transfer

Kieren Westwood’s time at Sheffield Wednesday has been rather difficult under the management of Jos Luhukay.

The 34-year-old has been deemed surplus to requirements at Hillsborough under the Dutchman, despite being voted as one of their best players on a couple of occasions by their fans.

With their recent run of results having not been great, many have called for Westwood to make a return to the senior side, however, it appears as though he could be about to join a Championship rival for nothing in January.


According to Tuesday’s Daily Mirror (page 53, via HITC Sport), it is understood that the Republic of Ireland international is to join Leeds United on a free transfer.

Westwood made his first appearance on Monday for the developmental side, playing 45 minutes in their 2-2 draw with Crewe Alexandra, which led to many questioning why he was being used.

The Verdict:

Fans will be angry with the fact that Westwood will be allowed to leave for nothing in January and to a Yorkshire rival, should reports turn out to be correct.

However, with Sheffield Wednesday’s current financial situation and precarious position, it could be a good idea for the club to offload him as soon as possible.

Westwood was unlikely ever to break into Luhukay’s plans for the first-team, so as much as the Owls faithful may not like it, it makes sense for a switch to happen.

Sheffield Wednesday fans – thoughts?

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