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Blues and Charlton Linked With Owls Midfielder
Monday, 17th May 2021 17:11

Town and Charlton are reported to be among a number of clubs showing interest in Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Alex Hunt.

Hunt, who turns 21 later in the month, is out of contract with his hometown club this summer but with the recently-relegated Owls believed to have an option to keep him for a further season.

However, according to the Sheffield Star, clubs in the Championship and League One including the Blues and Addicks are monitoring the youngster’s situation.

Wednesday have until the third Saturday in May to exercise their option and the central midfielder is said to favour remaining with his current club.

Hunt, who was called up by the Republic of Ireland at U19 level, has made six senior starts and eight sub appearances having come through the ranks at Hillsborough.

Players aged 21 and under don’t count towards the squad of 22 outfield players which League One clubs will be limited to in 2021/22.

Meanwhile, Paul Cook’s Wigan captain Sam Morsy, who moved to Middlesbrough on a three-year deal last summer, starting to follow Town on Twitter has caught the eye of Town fans on social media.

While Cook is a big fan of the Egyptian international and Town are setting their sights high when it comes to summer recruitment, it would be a big shock if the 29-year-old would drop to League One having been a regular in the Championship for Boro this season.

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geminimustang added 17:22 - May 17
So,Paul Cook,is going to get ITFC promoted with a newly formed team of out-of-contract players?Seriously?MM failed when within a whisker due to a lack of funds when it mattered.PC is trying to do the promotion with no transfer funds.Worried doesn't begin to tell the tale!

ihatecanaries added 17:25 - May 17
Setting their sights high when it come to summer recruitment? why is every player we are linked with out of contract then? sounds like scraping the bottom the barrel to me

Help added 17:28 - May 17
favours staying with existing club, no news then

Cotton_eyed_joe added 17:29 - May 17
Before people melt down it states 'showing an interest'. No one has signed a contract and I expect this type of news to happen a lot over the next few months as agents and lazy journalist's try to get interest in their players. Don't read anything into it .

leftie1972 added 17:29 - May 17

Tractor_Boy_in_HK added 17:30 - May 17
Times are different now, though. The financial state of most clubs is terrible, and there will be more players available on a free than at any other period. Many of those players will have to accept pay cuts. If there's any time to build a club (from scratch) it's now. The quality will be there and we could be on the up if PC gets it right.

BlueandTruesince82 added 17:36 - May 17
People are aware that

A. We haven't signed anyone yet.
B. Shef W have an option to extend the contract he .at not even be available free
C. Shef W have been relegated and probs need to cut costs and that may be why they may not take up said option
D. Most would clearly require a fee.
E. There will be more good out contract players than ever before this year
F. Derby have splurged plenty of cash and look where it got them.
G. we haven't signed anybody yet (feels like that needed saying twice)

People complaining about stuff that hasn't happened.

BlueandTruesince82 added 17:38 - May 17
*D. Mosy

BeattiesBackPocket added 17:40 - May 17
Come on people let’s stop moaning at who Cook May sign until he actually does. We will be linked with every old player he’s ever worked with plus a load more especially as we are now debt free and have some money behind us. Let’s just wait and see.

wiggy71 added 17:42 - May 17
They’ll be lots of decent players out of contract and they will be any managers first though early bird catches the worm. Why spend £500k on a player who you could get for free.

Suffolkboy added 17:49 - May 17
Slowly slowly catchee M. y !

Gforce added 18:11 - May 17
Can't see this one happening, think he will stay with his home town club.
We've been linked with some decent players so far, the likes of Evans, Bradley and Morsy all very good.
But I wonder what % of players linked with the club all summer will actually end up signing on the dotted line? 5%/10%. ???

runningout added 18:16 - May 17
the “linked with” line is just agents sniffing. One player at Sheff Wed that’s half decent and should thrive in League 1 is Adam Reach

Gforce added 18:28 - May 17
There will be a new player linked with the club virtually everyday and very few will actually happen. Still it's good fun reading about them.

Dissboyitfc added 18:32 - May 17
cant believe some are taking these links too serious, lets wait to see who we actually sign which i dont expect will be before Mike ashton joins us anyway!

Oldboy added 18:42 - May 17
If he would rather stay at Sheff Weds, then I would rather we ruled ourselves out.

Saxonblue74 added 18:59 - May 17
Funny how we're seeing lots of potential incoming,not much outgoing. Wonder why that could be?!

Len_Brennan added 19:20 - May 17
@running out
I'd happily take Barry Bannon from Wednesday too, even though he's 31. Smashing footballer with an eye for goal; but he signed a new contract with them during the season so won't be leaving to go to another League 1 club.

Linkboy13 added 20:06 - May 17
What happened with the Josh Windass rumour that soon died a death.

atty added 20:16 - May 17
Every club knows knows that we want to get rid of lot of new players, so will push the price up for any under contract,
and we need to shift a few out before we bring too may in, and clubs will know that too

1psw1ch added 20:42 - May 17
think everyone just afraid of Paul Cook doing a Paul Hurst and getting mickey mouse players in,,,I'm looking forward to see who joins anyway,,, coyb

BlueSwede added 21:54 - May 17
Saw that Bristol City have released eleven players. Wonder how many - if any - might end up playing in a blue shirt come August?

dirtydingusmagee added 22:02 - May 17
every season its the same, players are ''linked'' and every season people on here get their knickers in a twist straight away, nothing changes .lol.When transfer market DOES open, THEN things will start warming up, keep calm folks , deep breaths .

Karlosfandangal added 22:12 - May 17
The thing is club won’t be doing their transfer business just yet as Prem is still playing and most players lower down will be on their holiday for about a month. Beginning of June I will take an interest in players linked to Town.

Skip73 added 22:26 - May 17
The chances are that there will be a few free signings and a few requiring a fee, if Town sign as many as we all think.

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