The Star first reported on Sheffield Wednesday’s apparent chase to bring back Portuguese defender Frederico Venancio all the way back in May.
There was supposedly a deal in place to do so owing to his loan.
— The Star SWFC (@TheStarOwls) June 12, 2018
The suggestion was the 25-year-old would be allowed to leave by current club, Vitoria de Setubal for a fee in the region of £800,000. All these weeks on, despite the outlet having a cautious update, fans are wondering if the deal will ever happen or whether it will become one of those endless rumours that takes attention away from other deals being done by opposition clubs, and then proves itself to have been a fruitless task from our point of view.
It’s believed that Wednesday officials have now met with the club and Venancio’s representatives in the last few weeks but a deal is still far from done, as we haven’t even tabled a bid yet it seems. He is supposed to be Jos Luhukay’s number one target in defence and I guess everyone will read into that themselves given our need to cut cloth this season.
Venancio himself has long made his desire to return to Hillsborough clear following his loan with the club last season where he took to the pitch 25 times and speaking after the Norwich game, he explained.
“I want to stay at Sheffield Wednesday. I love the club, the city and everyone who works at the club. I did all I could during the season. I tried my best in all the matches. Every match was an opportunity for me to show my quality and talent.”
It’s shaping up to be a long summer and the frustrations of fans are growing.
Better get him signed ffs
— Michael Hackney (@hackabusi) June 12, 2018
Come on DC make it happen
— sam waller (@samboo20) June 12, 2018
Let’s get this deal done
— ian chambers82 (@IChambers82) June 12, 2018
The sooner we get this deal done, given we already had a deal in place by the terms of the loan, the sooner we can begin to look at strengthening in other areas.
— Matt (@mj_hale) June 12, 2018
So basically their looking into resigning an ex loanee where there was an agreement in place.
— Tim Wild (@wildy79) June 12, 2018
Exactly because the then manager would’ve pick him?! When he finally got a chance our defence improved ???? Jesus Christ
— Michael Cunningham (@Cunners_) June 12, 2018