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Sheffield Wednesday consider swoop for 29-year-old

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Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly interested in signing Michael Ihiekwe on a free transfer this summer. 

Ihiekwe has been on the books with Rotherham United since 2017, making 184 appearances. The centre-back has returned 14 goals in that period of time for the Millers, whilst also having a loan with Accrington Stanley in 2018/19.

However, the 29-year-old is out of contract now at Rotherham and there’s uncertainty surrounding his future.

There’s an offer on the table for Ihiekwe to remain with Rotherham, yet he’s not agreed on those terms and, as things stand, he will become a free agent on July 1st.

Yorkshire Live outline how Sheffield Wednesday are interested in signing Ihiekwe to bolster Darren Moore’s options at centre-back.

There’s the need for Moore to bring in some centre-backs this summer, having released both Sam Hutchinson and Chey Dunkley at the expiration of their contracts. Loanees Harlee Dean and Jordan Storey have also returned to their parent clubs.

Ihiekwe made 52 appearances across all competitions last season for Rotherham, scoring five goals. His form in League One helped Paul Warne’s side to second in the table, sealing automatic promotion and a route back into the Championship.

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The Verdict 

There’s no denying that Sheffield Wednesday need centre-back reinforcements.

Hutchinson and Dunkley moving on, plus Dean and Storey heading back to their parent clubs, leaves Wednesday’s squad depleted in the heart of defence.

The interest in Ihiekwe makes complete sense and, you’ve got to say, landing the 29-year-old’s signature would be a coup given he’s going to have a Championship opportunity with Rotherham.

Thoughts? Let us know! 


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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