It may not be long since Sam Hutchinson left Sheffield Wednesday, but it already seems as though a return to Hillsborough could be on the cards for the midfielder.
Having joined the club in 2014, Hutchinson went on to make 154 appearances in all competitions for the Owls before leaving the club in June 2020, having seemingly fallen down the pecking order in Yorkshire.
Following his exit from Wednesday, Hutchinson linked up with Cypriot top-flight side Pafos, although his time in the Mediterranean would be a brief one.
Having made just five appearances in all competitions for Pafos, it was announced in December that Hutchinson had left the club with his contract terminated by mutual consent, amid talk of a possible move back to Hillsborough for the 31-year-old.
Since then, those rumours have only gathered pace, with the Sky Sports reporter Lyall Thomas claiming that Hutchinson was in talks with Wednesday about a potential reunion.
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It now appears as though those talks between the two parties have progressed well, with the latest update from Thomas now revealing that Hutchinson is undergoing a medical with the Owls, ahead of his potential return to the club.
As a result, it seems that – barring any serious issues arising during that medical – a return to Wednesday for Hutchinson is becoming increasingly inevitable, barely six months after he completed his departure from the club.
Given his previous experience, knowledge of the club, and the fact that he is available on a free transfer, it does seem as though this could be a useful bit of business for Wednesday, even if it may open up questions as to why he was allowed to leave in the first place.
With that now seemingly not far from being confirmed, the next question to be asked is just how much Hutchinson will be used by the Owls during his almost imminent second spell with the club.