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Details of Sheffield Wednesday’s attempted transfer emerge

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Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood was offered to multiple clubs ahead of yesterday’s deadline but there was no concrete interest, according to journalist Alan Nixon

The experienced shot-stopper has fallen out of favour under Garry Monk and the Owls boss revealed during the summer window that he was keen to offload him.

Nixon has reported that the Yorkshire club tried to do just that and offered Westwood to multiple clubs ahead of yesterday’s deadline but there were no takers.

The Republic of Ireland international is thought to be one of the highest earners at the Championship club, with his current contract set to expire next summer.

Westwood has made 179 appearances for the Owls during his six years at Hillsborough but hasn’t featured for the senior side since last November, with both Cameron Dawson and Joe Wildsmith now ahead of him in the pecking order.

The 35-year-old was linked with a move to Blackburn Rovers during the summer but his current salary exceeded the North West club’s wage structure and he remains a Wednesday player.

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The Verdict

Westwood seems excess to requirements at Wednesday and getting him off their books would certainly have been a positive way to end the window but it seems the interest just wasn’t there.

The 35-year-old has been a fantastic Championship keeper in the past and a good servant for the Owls but it surely would’ve been the best move for all parties to see him leave this summer.

He now looks likely to walk away as a free agent next summer.


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