Sheffield Wednesday may struggle to tie down talented defender Osaze Urhoghide to a long-term deal, with his contract expiring in the summer.
That’s according to Yorkshire Live reporter Dom Howson, who gave the latest on the situation when quizzed about the youngsters future yesterday.
“I would like to see them tie Urhoghide down to a new deal but I am less confident now he is going to stay.”
The 20-year-old has been a rare bright spot in an otherwise disappointing campaign for the Owls, although they could rescue the season by beating Derby County and hoping Rotherham don’t win as they look to survive.
Urhoghide will be hoping to feature, because if he doesn’t he could have potentially played his last game for the club, with his deal set to expire in the summer.
Club Brugge and Sporting Lisbon have been linked with the defender in the past, along with Leeds United and Crystal Palace. So, it was clearly going to be hard for Wednesday to convince the player to stay, particularly if they do drop down to League One.
This is a worry for Sheffield Wednesday as they should be building the team around talented young players like Urhoghide and Liam Shaw, the latter who will be joining Celtic next season.
Of course, the blame for this lies with the hierarchy for letting the players run their deal down as you risk something like this happening.
Now though, the only attention is on the huge game this weekend, and talks with Urhoghide could depend on what division the team are in.
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