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.
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“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…
No ambition at S6 again another year another struggle we are going backwards not up wards
— craig chapman (@bigchapster101) July 4, 2018
A crying shame if we do miss out made worse by the fact we already had a fee in place under the loan agreement. Shouldn’t have allowed it to drag on for so long.
— Matt (@mj_hale) July 4, 2018
We need him
— Joe Marriott (@JoeMarriottswfc) July 5, 2018
What have we offered them. A sausage roll and a bovril
— Stephen Gerech (@StevieG0v0) July 4, 2018
— O.Simpson? (@OJSimpson96) July 4, 2018
Ffs. Just get the deal done. Get him in preseason so Jos can get him in the same shape he wants the rest of the squad
— Nathan (@1867wawaw1867) July 4, 2018