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Sheffield Wednesday can’t afford to mess about with key man following contract update: Opinion

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Sheffield Wednesday have a huge summer ahead of them as Steve Bruce takes to reshaping a squad which is in need of an overhaul.

The Owls will be looking to bring in plenty of new faces to go along some of the seasoned campaigners in their squad already, with the likes of Barry Bannan, Steven Fletcher and Sam Hutchinson set to be key again.

As well as bringing in new players, Bruce will also be looking to tie down the futures of some of his key men, with one of those players being Kieren Westwood, who has reportedly only been offered a one-year deal by the Owls despite the goalkeeper wanting more time on any potential new deal.

This is something that Wednesday need to be careful about though in all honesty. Westwood is too crucial to lose, and if he does move on and get a better offer on the table from elsewhere, it’s going to cost the Sheffield club a hefty fee to bring in a player who can match the quality and influence of Westwood.

The Irishman has proved himself in the second half of the season when he was brought back into the fold by Bruce and his coaching team, and his performances were a massive contribution to the Owls’ upturn in form and overall strong finish to the season.

Wednesday need to build and continue to improve, and keeping hold of players like Westwood is something that needs to be a priority.

If the Owls are going to dither about in offering Westwood the sort of terms he wants, then they take a massive risk in leaving a door open for another Championship or even Premier League club to make their move for the experienced stopper.


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