Sheffield Wednesday have already announced that six players will be leaving the club upon the expiry of their contracts. That list could see a seventh man added if Keiran Westwood doesn’t agree to terms on a new deal at Hillsborough.
The stopper has been the subject of interest from Huddersfield Town as of late, and he has already rejected one contract offer from his current club.
According to The Sun (May 15, Page 51,), the Republic of Ireland international is reportedly unhappy with Wednesday’s current offer and could be willing to leave the club in the summer on a free transfer.
Westwood worked his way back into the Owls’ starting XI after being left out of Jos Luhukay’s plans, but Steve Bruce brought him back into the side where he flourished.
The keeper went on a run of keeping eight clean sheets in 15 games, Showing the higher-ups at Hillsborough exactly what he brings to the table.
It seems that those types of performances didn’t impress the men in charge at Wednesday as they haven’t offered him a contract which he deems worthwhile.
If Wednesday haven’t offered Westwood a deal that he finds acceptable then they are seriously undervaluing him.
The goalie is amongst the most valuable players in the Championship, and his weekly wage should reflect that.
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If Bruce doesn’t understand what calibre of player he has on his hands then he may be about to make a grave error.
If the Yorkshire club allow Westwood to join one of their rivals they will live to regret it, as he can single-handedly win points for any team in the division.
There aren’t many goalkeepers available at Championship level who even come close to the Irishman, and unless Bruce has an incredible replacement lined up he can’t afford to let him go.