Sheffield Wednesday are still weighing up whether to re-sign Sam Hutchinson, even though he was a target put forward by former boss Tony Pulis.
The experienced boss was dismissed by the Owls last week after a poor run of results and a disagreement with owner Dejphon Chansiri.
With the transfer window just around the corner before he was sacked, Pulis had already drawn up a list of targets. It had been reported that bringing Hutchinson back to Hillsborough was an aim.
And, according to Yorkshire Live, a deal for the 31-year-old could still happen. They state that the club are ‘still pondering’ over offering the combative midfielder a contract.
They also add that Chansiri has concerns over the fitness of the player, which means any offer is likely to be short-term initially.
Hutchinson, who played almost 150 times for Wednesday over six years, is currently out of contract having left Cypriot outfit Pafos FC last month.
As he is a free, Wednesday don’t have to sort this transfer in the window, but you would expect a decision to be made as soon as possible.
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You can understand why Wednesday are still thinking about signing Hutchinson, because he is a very useful player who could play a part in helping them out of relegation.
The main issue with the former Chelsea man would be his injury record, but a short-term contract could suit all parties.
So, it will be interesting to see what happens, and as he is a free, the Owls could wait until a new manager arrives before giving him the final say.
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