Sheffield Wednesday journalist James Marriott has been sharing some details on Owls defender Osaze Urhoghide and his current situation at the club in regards to a potential new contract at the Yorkshire club.
On the subject of Urhoghide and the possibility of him signing a new deal at the club, Marriott had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I don’t think anything’s really changed on that as things stand.
“Wednesday want to tie him down, they’ve offered him contracts; Urhoghide, as is his right, is weighing his options. There are other clubs interested in him from England and abroad.
“He was terrific, you have to say that, at Barnsley and I think this season, he’s another that has shown that he’s got plenty of strings to his bow, and he can play not just right-back but then also right-sided centre-half in a three-man defence or on the left.
“I think that he’s the type of player that you really want to see Wednesday building their team around for the next year to two years.”
The 20-year-old, who is currently valued at £270k, made his senior debut for the Owls back in January 2020 in an FA Cup game against Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion that they won under former manager Garry Monk.
TIF Thoughts on James Marriott’s comments on Urhoghide and his future with Wednesday…
Given how Urhoghide is currently in the top three of Wednesday players in terms of tackles (1.8), interceptions (1.8) and clearances per game (3.5) in the Championship so far according to WhoScored, this shows just how much of an important figure the youngster has been for Darren Moore and the team defensively, which makes it understandable why the club are trying to get him to sign a new contract and why Marriott thinks the team should be built around him in the future.
Would you be disappointed if Urhoghide didn't sign a new deal at Wednesday?
Moving forward, with his young age and the defensive capabilities that he has shown in the team so far this season, Wednesday should try their best to get him to sign a new deal and keep him at the club for as long as possible.