Sheffield Wednesday have opened talks with Cameron Dawson over a new contract, with his current deal set to expire in the summer.
The Owls stopper has found consistency in his first-team involvement of late, putting together a strong run for Garry Monk’s side while they push for the play-offs this season.
Dawson’s contract was set to expire this summer and there were huge doubts over whether the club would offer him a new deal due to the lack of consistency he has shown in his limited outings. However, with the poor showings from mainstay Keiren Westwood, Monk handed Dawson the first-team spot after the defeat to West Brom in November and has started in every single game since.
In his last outing, Dawson made a few strong saves to help the side to a hard-earned 2-0 victory over Yorkshire rivals Leeds United to move back into the top six.
The Sheffield Star are now reporting that Wednesday have now opened up talks with the 24-year-old over a new contract to ward off any potential interest in him this month and to keep him at the club as part of Monk’s long-term plans.
Championship clubs Blackburn Rovers, Derby County, and Preston North End are said to be interested in his signature alongside Scottish Premier League side Rangers.
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It would be very wise to tie Dawson down as soon as possible, given his current form and age, because they would be at serious risk of losing a key first-team player for nothing in the summer when his contract runs out.
Dawson has essentially nailed down his first-team spot under Garry Monk in recent months and to risk losing him would be very foolish from the Owls.