Sheffield Wednesday fans fume as Venancio set for Portuguese switch

Sheffield Wednesday fans are not happy with the latest transfer update, as it looks like the Owls could be set to miss out on Frederico Venancio.

Owls’ fans all agreed they should sign Venancio on a permanent basis when talks started last month, but it now looks as though they could miss out.

The Sheffield Star claims Venancio’s parent club Vitoria de Setubal have agreed a fee with another Portuguese top-flight club.

Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay does want the Portuguese defender back on a permanent basis, but the report claims Vitoria want to sell as soon as possible, meaning the Owls could miss out if they don’t match the offer immediately.

The 25 year-old wasn’t perfect during his loan spell at Hillsborough but he definitely impressed, and his comments at the end of last season show he would be happy to stick around.

“I want to stay at Sheffield Wednesday. I love the club, the city and everyone who works at the club,” the 25 year-old said on the final day of the season.

“I did all I could during the season. I tried my best in all the matches. Every match was an opportunity for me to show my quality and talent.”

Venancio, who is valued at £1.8m by Transfermarkt, made 25 Wednesday appearances last season, averaging an incredible 7.3 clearances per game along with 1.9 tackles and 1.5 interceptions per game.

Fans have been discussing to the report on Twitter, and you can find some of the best reactions down below…