On-loan Sheffield Wednesday winger Olamide Shodipo has dropped a hint regarding a permeant switch to Hillsborough.
In a recent interview with Yorkshire Live, the 24-year-old refused to rule out a permanent move to the Owls, with whom the former Republic of Ireland under-21 international is currently spending the season on loan from Queens Park Rangers.
When asked about a potential transfer to the League One club, he said: “I’m always open to talks and stuff like that. I speak to the coaches at QPR. They call me and ask me if I’m playing and have people that come down to watch the games.
“I am focusing on the here and now. We will see how the season goes and go game by game. We will see what happens at the end of the season.”
While life at Hillsborough has not exactly got off to the best of starts for Shodipo, with the winger having impressed in pre-season only to pick up a hamstring injury in the first round of the Carabao Cup against Huddersfield back in August, the QPR loanee has started to show Wednesday fans what he is capable of producing upon his return to first team action.
Indeed, in his first League One start for the club against Shrewsbury Town last weekend, the £180k-rated winger impressed during his 77 minutes on the pitch, making one key pass, winning one penalty, drawing five fouls and completing 91% of his passes.
As such, if the £4.8k-per-week forward can maintain this level of performance throughout the remainder of the league campaign, he will more than likely be an influential part of Wednesday’s push for promotion from League One. His recent suggestion that he would be open to a permanent move to the club is sure to have fans buzzing.