Massimo Luongo has an uncertain future at Sheffield Wednesday after a disappointing debut season. The 27-year-old has been short of fitness and playing time under Garry Monk, spending a large portion of the campaign on the bench or sidelined with injury.
Luongo only joined last summer and has two more years left on his deal at Hillsborough, but he’s not fully proven his worth as a Wednesday player and may not be guaranteed a place in the side next season. That being said, supporters from Sheffield Wednesday Fans Forum still want him to stay.
Matthew Brown: “Done ok but gets injured very quickly.”
Steve Armitage: “Keep, but (he) seems injury prone.”
Derek Prigmore: “Seemed alright for the two minutes we actually managed to get him on the pitch.”
Russell Sands: “As an Aussie, I say keep. His best is as good as anything else running around and his wages are nowhere near the likes of others underperformers. (He’s had) a bit of bad luck too. Well worth another season.”
Lee James Marshall: “Well worth keeping. One of the best midfielders that we have.”
Jordan Harrold: “Best tackler in the league. Scores goals from midfield too.”
Lewis John Southam: “Good player. Legs made of biscuits.”
Alan Gadsby: “Head and shoulders above anybody else at the club in that role.”
Mick Ko: “Absolute quality. Keep for sure.”
Jim Garnett: “Keep him deffo. Keep him fit and centre mid is his.”
Dave Sheldon: “Keep. He’s decent.”
Luongo joined Wednesday from Queens Park Rangers last summer and has gone on to make 21 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals. As per Transfermarkt, the Australian international has racked up 820 minutes of Championship football from 18/37 games, starting just nine times and being substituted on five occasions.
Luongo has suffered from a groin injury while struggling with a calf problem in his debut season, so fans haven’t seen a lot of him. They don’t appear ready to throw in the towel, however, and believe he’ll shine in a Wednesday shirt if he can stay fit.