Speaking to the Sheffield Star, Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan says that he ‘loves’ the club and is more than happy to remain at Hillsborough. This comes after Premier League side Burnley were linked with a move for the Scotland international playmaker.

The 27-year-old has certainly become a key member at the heart of the Sheff Wed midfield under head coach Carlos Carvalhal. He is closing in on 100 appearances for the Owls since signing from Crystal Palace in 2015 and is only looking ahead to the future in the famous blue and white jersey.

Although Bannan accepts it is quite flattering to be linked with a move to the Premier League, he insists he is not planning on going anywhere anytime soon,

“The manager, my teammates and the fans have been brilliant with me. It is the happiest I’ve been in football. There is no reason for me to move at the minute.

“Obviously I want to play in the Premier League again but I want to be playing there with this club.

“I don’t see any point in me moving. I’m enjoying myself here and I have two years left on my contract.

“It is nice to be getting linked with other clubs as it shows you are playing well. It is a good thing but I’m happy where I am.

“I love this club. The club have been brilliant with me since day one and I feel as if I owe the club a lot.

“Things can change quickly in football but I am happy where I am and I want to get this team to the Premier League.”

News of this will be music to the ears of all Sheffield Wednesday supporters, as Bannan is a big fans’ favourite with them all. He is likely to start next season in his usual midfield berth as the Owls set out on their latest quest to get back into the Premier League.

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