Sheffield Wednesday defender Liam Shaw has revealed his desire to commit his future to the club – and revealed that talks are already underway over a new deal.
Shaw has been one of the few success stories for the Owls this season, and despite being sent off against Reading last month, has already made 11 senior appearances for Wednesday this season.
The defender’s inclusion in the first-team started post-lockdown when he was handed his debut against Queens Park Rangers, before featuring once again against Middlesbrough in late-July.
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Shaw has gone on to feature regularly under Monk and Tony Pulis, and scored his first Wednesday goal in last Tuesday’s victory over Boro.
However, the 19-year-old’s current Owls deal expires at the end of the season, meaning he would be available on a free transfer next summer.
But Shaw told Yorkshire Live that he hopes to get his situation sorted in the coming weeks. He said: “It’s my boyhood club. It’s a dream to play for this club. It always is every time I go out there. It would be perfect to stay at this club.
“We are in talks and my agent is sorting that out. Hopefully it will be sorted out sooner rather than later.”
This is excellent news for Wednesday.
Having been with the Owls since he was eight-years-old, and supported the club his whole life, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Shaw wants to remain at Hillsborough moving forward.
Shaw is continuing to grow as a first-team player, so it’ll be a huge boost for Wednesday to tie him down to fresh terms.