Date: 29th March 2020 at 6:02pm
Written by: Brian Morgan

With Morgan Fox out of contract this summer while Matt Penney and Adam Reach’s future at Hillsborough are uncertain, Sheffield Wednesday may need to bring in another left-back.

As per Transfermarkt, the Owls have been thrifty in the transfer market over the last 18 months, mostly signing free agents and players on loan, so they’ll need a defender that won’t break the bank.

Martin Olsson may be the ideal signing, as he’s currently available on a free transfer and would surely jump at the chance to sign for a Championship club. He left Swansea City last summer and remains unattached eight months later.

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Olsson’s professional career started at Blackburn Rovers, who he joined from Hobaborg in 2006. The Swedish international made 142 appearances in all competitions for Rovers, scoring four goals and making 14 assists over seven years before joining Norwich City in 2013.

He made 129 appearances in four years with the Canaries, contributing 13 goals before making the switch to Swansea in 2017. Olsson featured 75 times for the Jacks in two-and-a-half years, so he would bring a wealth of experience to the Wednesday squad if signed.

The Owls are keen to keep Fox for the long-term after his turnaround in form over the last 18 months, but they may have to prepare for any eventuality as little progress has been made on getting him to sign a new deal. And with Reach having a disappointing campaign under Garry Monk, he may not be trusted to replace the 26-year-old.

Olsson trialled at West Bromwich Albion in January but failed to earn himself a contract. In early March, he was reportedly training with Helsingborgs IF, but there was no talk of a contract coming his way, so Wednesday still have an opportunity to sign him. Time will tell if they’re interested.

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