Sheffield Wednesday winger Adam Reach has suggested that there has been no change regarding his potential future at this stage and would not be drawn into whether he was receiving interest from other clubs.
Reach is part of a group of Sheffield Wednesday players who see their current deals come to an end in the summer. The Owls are thought to have opened contract negotiations with the 28-year-old as they looked to try and keep him at Hillsborough. However, since then there have also been reports of interest in him from the likes of Cardiff City and Watford.
The 28-year-old managed to register his fourth and fifth league goals of the campaign during the Owls’ 5-0 thrashing of Cardiff City on Monday, which has given them an outside chance of survival in the Championship. Were the club to stay in the division it might present them with a better chance of being able to keep hold of the likes of Reach.
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Speaking to Yorkshire Live, Reach suggested that there has been no change in his situation since the initial reports of initial contract negotiations with the Owls.
He said: “No, nothing has really changed from when that announcement really came out from [Tony] Pulis a few months ago saying there were discussions.
“I’m not really letting myself get involved in that. That’s for the club and my representatives to discuss that.
“I’m sticking to what I know and that is playing football.
“I am focusing on that and then there are decisions to be made. There are decisions for the club and there are decisions for myself about what is best moving forward.”
On whether there had been potential interest from other clubs given his current situation, Reach added: “That’s not for me to comment on. I’m not worried about that.
“If my performances are at a high level on the pitch, there will always be interest from places, this club included.
“There are lots of players in my position whether you are playing for a new contract or you are playing for a new club and there are things to fight for. You’re fighting for the team and then personal situations will follow.
“That’s for other people to worry about. I’m just worrying about trying to keep my performances high and doing everything I can for the team every day.”
Reach is a player that has shown he has a lot of ability during his time at Hillsborough, but he has at times not shown that sort of impact often enough especially throughout the difficult moments the Owls have had this season. However, the 28-year-old demonstrated against Cardiff the qualities he can bring to the side when fully firing and he will have to continue that form now in the remaining games.
Sheffield Wednesday want to keep hold of Reach, but it seems they are not making much progress with regards to the contract negotiations from this update. That suggests that maybe they are waiting to see whether the club drops down to League One or not, because trying to afford his wages in the third tier might prove to be too challenging for the football club.
The winger is always going to attract interest from other clubs given that he is potentially available on a free transfer this summer. However, he is right to suggest the most important thing at the moment is for him to concentrate on his form on the field because if he plays well then whatever happens with the Owls he will have put himself in the shop window.