Sheffield Wednesday’s Filipe Melo is set to be loaned out to Portuguese side Chaves according to a report from A Bola via Sports Witness.
It has turned out that the signing of Melo has been a flop for the Owls. He was part of the influx that happened shortly after the takeover by Dejphon Chansiri and while he made a few appearances for the club in his first season, he struggled to break back into the first team. Injuries blighted his progress and he spent 2017 on loan with Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira where he made 16 appearances, ten more than he has made for Wednesday since moving there in 2015.
And it doesn’t seem like this is going to be the year that Melo finally becomes an integral part of the Wednesday first team as they are prepared to ship him out on loan again. He will once again be heading back to Portugal to play for Chaves who finished 11th in the Primeira Liga last season. It seems to indicate that Melo is definitely done at Hillsborough and that it is very unlikely that he will be wearing the famous blue and white stripes again.
But Wednesday are currently unable to sell Melo permanently because of the high wages that he is currently on. No team are willing to match what the South Yorkshire club have been paying him over the last two-and-a-half years and that means the only way they can get the midfielder out of Hillsborough if they loan him out.