Liam Shaw was reportedly asking for wages of £3,000 per week to stay at Sheffield Wednesday before leaving to join Celtic, which has drawn a furious reaction from many Owls fans.
The 20-year-old joined the Scottish club this summer after signing a pre-contract with them ahead of the end of his Wednesday contract.
The Owls have since been relegated to League One and another of their up-and-coming players, Osaze Urhoghide, is also understood to be set to leave as a free agent.
Trusted Wednesday source Alan Biggs has claimed those departures highlight the club’s “skewed priorities” and revealed some damning details about Shaw’s departure.
According to Biggs, sources informed him at the time that the Wednesday academy product wanted a salary of just £3,000 per week to stay at Hillsborough, which it appears he was not offered by the Yorkshire club.
Additionally, at the same time, Biggs was told that captain Barry Bannan was signing terms on a deal worth at least £27,000 per week.
The Owls have faced significant financial issues this season and are currently working with the PFA to solve their problems paying player wages in full and on time.
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Even so, these new details concerning Shaw’s departure have left many supporters absolutely furious.
Read their reaction here:
I don't often hear anything but i had heard something at the time that it was something like £500/£1000 increase is that's all we was prepared to offer. He was becoming a first team player. Crazy.
— SwfcFan (@SwfcFan12) June 3, 2021
Madness. Time for DC to do the right thing.
— Paul Pashley (@MrPaulPashley) June 3, 2021
— steve desay (@sdesay) June 4, 2021
Another Chansiri disgrace https://t.co/cwZsVNUSmM
— Vital Wednesday (@VitalWednesday) June 3, 2021
i despise chansiri https://t.co/UWThvOdDZE
— lewis🏴 (@lewiscalow) June 3, 2021
— Steven Shooter (@steshooter) June 3, 2021
Absolute disgrace of a chairman. @wednesdayite are you organising a protest to get this absolute clown out? Really disappointed you’ve said absolutely nothing since the news came out the other day #SWFC https://t.co/FBz7p79cKJ
— Connor Thorpe (@CThorpeFootball) June 3, 2021
— Connor (@swfccon) June 3, 2021