Former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer has told This is Futbol in an exclusive interview that his old side are in no position to be handing out new contracts to players.
Wednesday were recently hit with another transfer embargo, meaning that the Yorkshire club will not be able to register any new players ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
According to Yorkshire Live, though, they are confident that ban will be removed. Still, with it currently hanging over their heads, they could easily hit the panic button now and start offering new deals to the likes of Jordan Rhodes and Keiren Westwood, who will be free agents in the summer.
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For Palmer, however, that would be a terrible idea, with the ex-Wednesday player adamant no decisions can be made until the Owls know what league they’re playing in next term.
On the current predicament Wednesday find themselves in, Palmer told TIF:
“I don’t think they can make any decision on anything until they know what league they’re in. For me, I think the money that certainly Jordan Rhodes is earning, I wouldn’t be keeping him.”
The former England international also added:
“Same with Westwood. I wouldn’t be renewing those contracts. The only thing is, if you get relegated, Jordan Rhodes should score a hatful of goals in the division below. Now, the question is, though, how much is he going to cost you to do that?”
A transfer embargo, the possibility of relegation and expiring contracts, there is undoubtedly a lot of uncertainty surrounding Wednesday right now.