Date: 22nd May 2020 at 2:27pm
Written by: Brian Morgan

There could be an exodus of wingers at Sheffield Wednesday this summer. Firstly, the Owls have one out-of-contract player who’s already been told that he’ll be released.

Wednesday also have two first-teamers whose loans are up in the coming months – one of whom wants to prove himself at his parent club while the other is unlikely to join permanently after a disappointing stint.

And finally, the Owls have a regular first-teamer who has been short of form this season and may be valuable to sell, so that could be four wingers on their way out in one transfer window.

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Jack Stobbs has looked on his way out for a while as his contract was up this summer and there hadn’t been a new deal on the table. The 23-year-old was told via video call that his 17-year association with Wednesday was to end, so he’ll be one of the first players out the door.

Jacob Murphy only joined Wednesday on loan and has been public about his desire to fight for his Newcastle place, so it’s unlikely he’ll be returning to Hillsborough next season.

Alessio Da Cruz is another loanee who is expected to return to his parent club when the season is up as he’s struggled to impress at Wednesday.

The 23-year-old joined in January but failed to score or make an assist in seven appearances, so his buying option is unlikely to be triggered.

Adam Reach is a regular in the first-team and has one more year on his contract, but his future is uncertain as his form has dipped.

The 27-year-old admitted underperforming under Garry Monk, so Wednesday may consider cashing in to improve their financial situation.

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