Sheffield Wednesday are close to tying up a new potential contract for defender Liam Palmer as they aim to secure his long-term future at Hillsborough, according to The Sun on Sunday (03/10/21, p60.).
Palmer has been a crucial member of Darren Moore’s starting line-up so far this season in League One. The 30-year-old has started all ten of the Owls’ opening matches in the third tier so far this campaign.
The defender has operated both at right-back and left-back during the opening months of the season to show his versatility.
While he has also managed to average 2.2 tackles, 1.2 interceptions and 1.5 clearances per game for the Owls in League One. That form has seen him help Moore’s side record four clean sheets.
However, Palmer’s current deal at Sheffield Wednesday is set to expire at the end of the current campaign and that means that the Owls are at risk of losing him for nothing next summer.
According to the latest report from The Sun on Sunday (03/10/21, p60), the Owls are keen to tie him down to a new long-term contract at Hillsborough.
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It is now thought that they are close to reaching an agreement with Palmer over the terms of a new deal that will see him commit his future to the club.
This would be a major positive for Sheffield Wednesday if they can secure fresh terms with Palmer.
The defender is clearly a firm part of Moore’s plans at Hillsborough and he has been a consistent and reliable performer for the Owls in League One so far this term.
Palmer is the sort of player that it is always useful to have in and around the squad and his qualities will not go unnoticed by other clubs.
Therefore, the longer Sheffield Wednesday allow his contract situation to drag on, the more chance there will be that someone comes in for him.
The defender has to date been happy to spend his whole career with the Owls, so it would therefore not be difficult to imagine him being convinced to put pen to paper over a new contract in the near future.
Getting Palmer to sign a new deal at this stage in the season would show that Sheffield Wednesday are making some progress, even if their form on the field has not quite been as consistent as they would have been hoping for at this stage in the campaign.