Date: 21st April 2020 at 7:30am
Written by: Brian Morgan

Twelve players from the first-team, U23s, U18s and out on loan could leave Sheffield Wednesday at the end of their contracts next summer – Keiren Westwood, Moses Odubajo, Liam Palmer, Osaze Urhoghide, Tom Lees, Barry Bannan, Adam Reach, Jordan Rhodes, Alex Hunt, Joost van Aken, Manuel Hidalgo, Liam Shaw.

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Odubajo has made 17 appearances in all competitions since joining Wednesday on a free transfer from Brentford last summer.

The Owls didn’t disclose the length of his contract, but the Sheffield Star believe the 26-year-old’s deal runs until 2021.

Whether Odubajo’s stay will extend past next year remains to be seen, however, as Liam Palmer has been first-choice at right-back under Garry Monk.

Rhodes has made 70 appearances across the board for Wednesday. He initially joined the Owls on loan from Middlesbrough in February 2017 and turned the move permanent at the end of the season.

Although Transfermarkt say his contract is up this summer, Rhodes’ deal actually runs until 2021.

Hunt has made three appearances in all competitions for Wednesday since signing a professional deal in 2018. The 19-year-old joined the Owls’ academy at the age of seven, but his deal doesn’t expire in 2020.

Hunt signed a two-year in September 2019, so his contract has another year to run. The midfielder has been in the first-team’s matchday squad 11 times this season, so he’s likely to have a future at Wednesday beyond next year too.

Van Aken has made 16 appearances across the board since his move from Heerenveen in 2017. The 25-year-old hasn’t featured for Wednesday since August 2018, but he’s still on the books and will be back in Sheffield this summer when his loan is up at Vfl Osnabruck.

There’s one year remaining on his deal at Hillsborough, but van Aken could be sold in the coming months as he’s been out of favour since 2018.

Hidalgo has yet to make a first-team appearance since joining on a free transfer from Triestina. The 20-year-old signed an 18-month deal in January, but his future will depend on how much playing time he gets next season.

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