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Sheffield Wednesday interested in 23-year-old free agent



Sheffield Wednesday are interested in signing right-back Matthew Olosunde, a report from The Sheffield Star has revealed.

Olosunde is a free agent after leaving Wednesday’s Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United at the end of last season following the expiry of his contract.

Both clubs suffered relegation from the Championship at the end of last season, and it seems Wednesday are now considering a move for Olosunde, as they look to secure a return to the second-tier in 2021/22.

According to this latest update, the Owls are keeping tabs on the situation surrounding Olosunde, with the 23-year-old said to be on the club’s list of potential targets.

Wednesday are currently under a transfer embargo that prevents them from paying fees for players, although Olosunde’s status as a free agent means they could still agree a deal to bring the American to Hillsborough.

As well as Sheffield Wednesday, Championship side Preston are also among those who are thought to be keen on a move for Olosunde.

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Having joined Rotherham from Manchester United in the summer of 2019, Olosunde went on to make 72 appearances in all competitions for the Millers, scoring once against Everton, in the third round of last season’s FA Cup.

The Verdict

This would be a very good signing for Sheffield Wednesday if they were able to pull it off.

Olosunde was hugely impressive for Rotherham last season, where he showed he is more than capable of competing in the Championship.

Indeed, it is no surprise that there is interest from the second-tier in Olosunde, meaning it would be something of a coup for the Owls if they do manage to make this season now that they are in League One.

But with that embargo significantly narrowing their options when it comes to transfer targets at the minute, it does seem as though the fact that Olosunde is one they could sign, means that they have to try and make a move for him here.

UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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