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Sheffield Wednesday on the brink of reaching agreement with key player

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Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan is poised to sign a new deal at the club, according to Yorkshire Live.

Bannan has been a great servant for Wednesday since arriving from Crystal Palace for 2015, scoring 13 goals and registering 38 assists across 241 appearances for the Owls.

This season, the 31-year-old has started every single league game for the Owls, scoring two goals and registering four assists in 29 league outings.

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His current contract at Hillsborough is set to expire at the end of the season, though, with talks over a new deal failing to materialise until now.

According to Yorkshire Live, Bannan has reached an agreement in principle regarding a new deal at Hillsborough, with the Scotland international set to extend his stay at Hillsborough.

This will come as a great relief for Sheffield Wednesday fans, who look set to see Liam Shaw depart for Celtic at the end of the season after reaching a pre-contract agreement with the Glasgow outfit.

The Verdict

Barry Bannan is a hugely important player for Sheffield Wednesday who offers so much in midfield.

His quality on the ball is brilliant, and he is also a leader which every side needs in the middle of the park.

Regardless of whatever division Wednesday are in next season, they need Bannan as a key part of their plans going forward. He may be 31, but he is still one of their best players, and it would have been a blow to lose him.


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