Huddersfield Town are reportedly interested in signing Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, as they prepare for life in the Sky Bet Championship next season.
Reports from The Sun on Sunday (14/04, page 61) claim that the Terriers are weighing up a move for the veteran shot-stopper, who could be available on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Westwood is highly thought of at Hillsborough, having made over 160 appearances for the Owls since his switch from Sunderland in 2014.
He endured a bitterly disappointing spell under former Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay, failing to make a single first-team appearance for the Owls for the best part of a year.
But the Republic of International has been a regular under Steve Bruce, with the latter reportedly keen to tie the 34-year old down to a new deal when his current one runs out at the end of the campaign.
Here, we discuss whether the Owls should look to extend his contract amid reported interest from Huddersfield…
“I think they have to.
“Westwood has stepped back into the Wednesday goal impressively since the appointment of Steve Bruce, and you would’ve thought the Owls would have been keen to keep him now.
“Even if they don’t, he’s to good to be let go on a free, so surely they should be looking at a new deal of only to make some sort of money from his departure.”
“It should be a no-brainer.
“Westwood has kept Sheffield Wednesday in games at times this season and has secured the Owls vital points at times.
“He’s a key player that has a vital role to play for Steve Bruce’s side in next year’s campaign and they should definitely be offering him a new deal in the summer with Huddersfield chasing him.”
“It’s a must, in my view.
“Westwood has shown his class in the second-half of the campaign, stepping back in between the sticks and putting in a string of solid performances for Wednesday under Bruce.
“He’s a club legend, a fans’ favourite, and is still a very good shot-stopper at this level.”