New Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce was busy late on in the January transfer window, adding three players to our ranks on deadline day itself and former highly rated Wolverhampton Wanderers man Dominic Iorfa has now admitted that Bruce was a key part in his decision to sign for the club, as originally he was heading elsewhere.
Speaking to the Star this week as he continues settling into life at Hillsborough, the 23-year-old confirmed that having spoken to the gaffer about the move, it ‘swayed’ him in our direction as a loan move had already been arranged.
“It was a bit of a rush. It was the first time in my career that I had been involved in deadline day. I’m normally at home watching it on Sky. It was good to be part of really. It was a bit stressful but once everything was sorted I was delighted. I was aware of Sheffield Wednesday’s interest on Wednesday evening and on Thursday I went to training as normal at Wolves. I got the phone call that afternoon saying ‘get yourself down to Sheffield.'”
“I was originally going to go to another team on loan in the Championship but once I knew about Wednesday’s interest I swayed more to this. I wanted to come here after finding out about the manager’s plans. I was delighted to come here and the fact it was a permanent as well means I can settle down and focus on my football.”
Signing a three and a half year deal, he becomes Bruce’s first permanent capture for a reported £500,000 and fans will be hoping he rediscovers his early promise as then we should have some player on our hands.