Date: 15th August 2019 at 8:00pm
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Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed the departure of defender Joost van Aken this week, with the 25-year-old heading out for a season long loan spell with Bundesliga 2 side, VfL Osnabruck.

Having joined us back in August 2017 from Dutch side Heerenveen, van Aken has only made 16 appearances across all competitions for us since then. It’s not a great surprise to see him move on, albeit only on loan, as he hasn’t appeared for us since August 2018, and we can only hope he impresses in 2019/20 and they either look to make the deal permanent next summer, or he attracts significant interest as he remains contracted up at Hillsborough under 2021.

Osnabruck should be a decent spell for him as they were promoted in 2018/19 as Champions of the German third division.

It’s fair to say, reacting to the news on social media plenty tipped him to do well and hoped he’d get a second lease of life for us when he makes his return. It’s also fair to say, plenty were happy to see the back of him.

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