An update has emerged on Andre Green regarding the fee that Sheffield Wednesday received for his services.
Examiner Live reporter Dom Howson has claimed that Wednesday did receive a transfer fee for Andre Green from SK Slovan Bratislava.
The report claims that the club got a low six-figure fee for the player, who they signed on a free transfer and had less than a year left on his deal at Hillsborough.
Wednesday fans will surely be buzzing with this news. Green joined the club on a free transfer from Aston Villa in January and has now left eight months later for a profit, which looks like a shrewd piece of business on paper from the Owls.
Bringing him in for nothing was a worthwhile gamble from Wednesday in January. The 23-year-old came in with promise and potential, but he was unable to fulfil that in the Championship or League One. In the second tier, he failed to record a single goal or assist in 11 appearances, before starting this season’s third tier campaign with one big chance missed, zero goals and zero assists in two starts – per SofaScore.
This shows that the £6k-per-week dud had little to no meaningful impact on the pitch for Darren Moore’s side, which is also why fans will be happy with his sale. It means that the club have been able to get rid of an underperforming player, ridding them of his wages and potentially an unsettled player in the changing room.
Moore explained his thinking behind the decision, stating that it was the right move for Green due to his contract situation and the offer on the table. He said:
“We had the interest from the club he has gone to now and like anything else, his representatives and his agent made the club quite aware of the interest from the other club.
“We felt it was right for us as a football club in terms of where Andre was at, in the final year of his contract and everything else. They made the right offer, which is good for the football club.
“We have options and people who can play in his role at the football club. Players who the supporters have not seen yet this season.”
The manager, the player and the club were all happy to get the deal done and, for similar reasons, the fans will also be buzzing that this has been completed. They will be delighted that the club have turned a quick profit on a player who appeared unlikely to succeed in Yorkshire.