Young Chelsea midfielder Tariq Uwakwe and Fulham striker Sylvester Jasper have both spent time on trial with Sheffield Wednesday this summer, in an attempt to gain regular first-team football opportunities for the upcoming campaign.
However, both players will not be signing a contract with Darren Moore’s side for the 2021/22 season, as reported by The Star’s Joe Crann via Twitter.
Speaking to The Star after The Owls’ 2-1 victory over Port Vale on Tuesday night, Moore revealed that the pair had gone back to London: “They’ve both gone back to their respective clubs… We thank them, they did really, really well but now they’ve gone back. I think they’ve got one or two other options maybe elsewhere – but they did really well and I was quite impressed with them.”
The former Doncaster Rovers manager praised both Uwakwe and Jasper their hard work and ability during the trial period and he has outlined that the duo do have other options in regard to playing first-team football next season.
Despite still operating under restrictions, Sheffield Wednesday have used the loan and free markets to sign six players ahead of the fast-approaching new campaign.
Wednesday’s summer is beginning to speed up concerning arrivals, making it no real surprise that the trialing duo have been sent back to their respective clubs.
Given that they have both impressed at the club, and settled well in a club who are likely to be challenging for League One promotion, suggests that they could certainly cut it at that level.
It seems that the pair have become victims of Wednesday upping the ante in the transfer market, as opposed to not being good enough at that level.
The pair have just a week and a half before the season commences. Some clubs are likely to be finishing up their summer business, whilst others will be in a state of desperation, meaning there will definitely be opportunities out there for them.