Liam Shaw wanted a £3,000 per week deal to stay at Sheffield Wednesday rather than join Celtic, according to trusted Owls source Alan Biggs.
The 20-year-old broke through into the first team in 2020/21, featuring 22 times in total, but left when his deal at Hillsborough expired in the summer after penning a pre-contract with Celtic.
It was reported earlier this week that another in-demand young prospect, Osaze Urhoghide, is also set to leave at the end of his contract as the recent exodus at the Yorkshire club continues.
Urhoghide’s potential departure has seen Biggs take to Twitter to outline his frustrations about the Owls’ “skewed priorities” and to reveal some concerning details about Celtic’s capture of Shaw.
He has claimed that at the time of his exit, sources told him the midfielder wanted wages of just £3,000 per week to stay at Hillsborough, which it appears the club refused while at the same time captain Barry Bannan was penning a new deal thought to be worth at least £27,000 per week.
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Biggs is a trusted source when it comes to Wednesday and these details about Shaw’s exit will likely frustrate supporters of the Yorkshire club.
While there may be more to the departure than just the wages, it does seem as if the Owls could’ve kept the promising midfielder by offering him a deal with a fairly nominal salary – even at League One level.
This highlight’s the short-term focus that seems to have been impacting key decisions at the club for a little while now and which has ultimately played a role in their relegation to League One.