Sheffield Wednesday defender Osaze Urhoghide remains open to remaining at Hillsborough as he considers his options this summer.
Urhoghide is one of the players that the Owls are keen to keep hold, having confirmed their retained list that saw as many as ten first-team players exit Hillsborough. Sheffield Wednesday have revealed that they have made the defender an offer for a new contract. They will now have to wait and see whether he decides to commit his long-term future to the club.
There have already been previous reports linking the defender with a potential move away from Hillsborough this summer. It has been reported by the Sheffield Star that he is on the radar of both Crystal Palace and Leeds United. While Football League World revealed that the likes of Club Brugge and Sporting Lisbon are also interested.
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The latest report from the Sheffield Star outlines that the defender remains open to the possibility of signing a new deal with the club. However, the report also adds that Urhoghide will take time to weigh up his potential options before coming to the final decision on his future. Although it is believed his relationship with Darren Moore could prove to be vital in that decision.
This is potentially a very encouraging update for the Owls, it does seem that Urhoghide is not ruling out the prospect of signing the new contract that has been offered to him by Sheffield Wednesday. Moore and the club will surely need to do everything that they can to convince him that he should sign the new contract and remain with the club.
Urhoghide needs to make the right decision for his long-term future. He is guaranteed to be a regular starter next term for the Owls you would suggest if they can convince him to sign on the dotted line. However, if he moves elsewhere that would be with the potential risk that he has to try and convince a new manager over his credentials and try and force his way into a new side.
Should Moore be able to convince the defender to remain with Sheffield Wednesday then it would serve to highlight the impressive work he has done already in his time in charge in terms of galvanising the players and getting them behind him. Keeping hold of Urhoghide would be a positive sign for how the club are looking to rebuild this summer.