Sheffield Wednesday head coach Jos Luhukay has told the Sheffield Star that they sold Jack Hunt because they had enough depth in the right-back position to cope without him.

In what was a shock to many Wednesday fans, the club decided to sell Hunt last week to Bristol City for a fee believed to be around £1.6m. Even though the club needed to sell players this summer due to the financial constraints being put on the club, not many expected Hunt to be one of the players leaving as he had been a regular for them ever since he signed from Crystal Palace in 2015.

But Luhukay has revealed why he decided to sell Hunt and it wasn’t just down to money. He believes that with Liam Palmer and recent academy graduate Ash Baker that they have plenty of depth in that position and that they could afford to sell Hunt without the first team suffering too much.

He said: “It is a question of what we have in that position,”

“We saw against Lincoln in the first half Ash Baker play in that position. We saw Liam Palmer in the second half. We have options in that position.”

“It was a great chance for Jack Hunt personally,”

“He signed a longer contract. Everyone was in agreement over Jack changing to Bristol.”

Wednesday will in action next when they face Mansfield Town on the 24th July in a pre-season friendly. Their Sky Bet Championship season will begin with an away tie against Wigan Athletic.


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