Morgan Fox is out of contract this month and could be on his way out of Sheffield Wednesday. The 26-year-old is coming off the back of an impressive season on a personal note and finds himself linked with a host of Premier League clubs.
Wednesday will need a replacement for Fox, but the Owls have a lot of positions to strengthen without much of a budget, so Garry Monk may consider an in-house solution. Liam Palmer has filled in at left-back while Monk is considering keeping Matt Penney past this summer, so Wednesday have options.
Fox has been linked with a move to Burnley, Norwich City, Bournemouth, West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough and Rangers this summer – six clubs who he may deem more attractive than 15th-placed Wednesday.
Liam Palmer has made 28 appearances in all competitions this season, 11 of which have come at left-back, so he’s the obvious replacement in an emergency. Adam Reach has operated in the makeshift role for Wednesday too. Ryan Galvin signed a new deal earlier this year, so he may be a last resort.
Penney impressed Monk upon his brief return to Sheffield earlier this season and won’t be on a lucrative contract as he’s not a regular first-teamer, so he’s a cost-effective option. It’s unlikely the 22-year-old would start, but he’ll be a good squad player, so a new deal beyond 2020 may be coming his way.