Sky Bet Championship side Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly keen to tie defender Liam Palmer down to a new deal, reliable journalist Alan Nixon claims.
The 27-year old has been a reliable figure for the Owls over the years ever since coming through the youth ranks at the Yorkshire club, and has emerged as a real fans’ favourite at Hillsborough.
The defender has made over 200 appearances for Wednesday ever since making his first-team debut back in 2010, and is still a very important player for Steve Bruce’s side as they look to finish in the play-off places this season.
Reports from Nixon claim that Wednesday are keen to offer Palmer a new deal with the club, with his current deal expiring at the end of this season, and it’s an update that is surely bound to appeal to Wednesday fans.
Here, we take a look at two clear reasons why Wednesday need to tie Palmer down to a new deal…
He offers real strength in depth
Palmer has done well to knuckle down his place in the side after the signing of Dominic Iorfa in January, and the addition of the latter certainly brings out the best in the 27-year old.
Competition for places is beneficial for any team, and with the likes of Ash Baker also a strong candidate for the right-back position, it must certainly please Bruce having plenty of solid options in defence.
He loves the club
Every club needs a player like Palmer – he’s a homegrown star who knows the club inside out.
Over the years, Palmer has displayed real passion when playing for Wednesday, and it’s that sort of commitment which every fan loves to see on a weekly basis.
It would cause real uproar if the club didn’t tie the 27-year old to a new deal, especially after seeing the way that another fans’ favourite in Keiren Westwood was treated under former Owls boss Jos Luhukay.