Sheffield Wednesday may consider any ‘big offers’ that come in for Barry Bannan this summer, according to Jon Newsome.
The Owls are gearing up for a summer like no other after suffering relegation to League One.
It’s been a very difficult time for the Yorkshire club who have been handling a number of financial difficulties which led to a points deduction of six points at the start of this season – something that proved to be decisive as they suffered relegation.
As a result the club look set to lose a number of first team players this summer as their contracts come to an end, however there’s also a chance that some could be sold on.
One player in the discussion is Barry Bannan.
The experienced midfielder signed a two-year deal in February, but according to ex-Owls defender Newsome, the club may still consider offers if they’re too good to refuse.
Speaking to The Transfer Tavern, Newsome said: “Barry Bannan signed a new contract last year and he’s said that there’s no relegation release clause, but if a big offer comes in for him the policy at the club could be to generate funds to help run the club because he will be on a big wage.
“I suppose it’s down to Darren Moore to decide who he sees fit and what players he wants at the club to help them make the leap straight out of League One.”
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This won’t be a surprise for any Sheffield Wednesday fans.
Barry Bannan is a huge player for the club but like many other clubs around the country, it’s a case that every player has their price.
If the Owls are made an offer for the midfielder it will be up to them to decide how much he is worth, but if someone does meet that asking price then it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him move on.
What that price will be, however, remains to be seen.