In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer has knocked back the idea of Osaze Urhoghide being ready for a Premier League move this summer.
According to the Sheffield Star, Urhoghide has caught the attention of top-flight sides Leeds United and Crystal Palace, while Watford are also said to have an eye on the central defender.
Urhoghide, who is still just 20 years of age, only broke into Wednesday’s first team at the start of the year, since going on to make 11 Championship appearances for the club, hence why Palmer is not too convinced by the recent links.
Discussing the possibility of Urhoghide leaving Hillsborough in the next transfer window for the Premier League, the retired England international told FFC:
“How many league games has he played this season? I don’t think he’s played 20 Championship league games. So you can’t just start saying that kid’s got into the first team, done well – and he’s done well – and then start linking him with Premier League clubs.”
Speaking about the speculation surrounding Urhoghide’s future further, Palmer added:
“That’s what we do in the UK, somebody comes on the scene and all of a sudden, they’ve started playing well. And then after 10-15 games, they should be joining Barcelona, doesn’t work that way.”
Still just 20 years of age, there is certainly no need for Urhoghide to rush into anything. If the Wednesday youngster maintains the level of form he has shown since breaking into the first team at Hillsborough, then there is likely to be more interest in the future.