Sheffield Wednesday are lining up a move for left-back Jake Bidwell.

The 26-year-old is leaving QPR this summer on the expiry of his contract and is available on a free transfer, according to a report by Football Insider.

Bidwell is a vastly experienced Championship defender and will be a shrewd signing by Wednesday if they can get the deal over the line.

He played 40 games in all competitions for QPR this season and will offer the Owls more depth in their defensive options for the next campaign.

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Bidwell started his career at Everton and rose up through the youth ranks at Goodison Park. He made his one and only first-team appearance for the Toffees in a Europa League clash against BATE Borisov in December 2009.

The Southport-born defender gained plenty of senior experience out on loan at Brentford from 2011 to 2013 and the Bees made the move permanent in 2013.

Bidwell played over 200 games for the London side during his time there and helped them gain promotion from League One to the Championship in 2014.

Jake Bidwell in his Brentford days. Photo by Matthew Redman.

QPR swooped to sign him in 2016 following their relegation from the Premier League and he has since played over 100 times for the Hoops.

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Sheffield Wednesday is a likely next destination for him and they go into next season in confident mood under Steve Bruce. The Owls will get a full season under the four-time Championship promotion winner and are hoping to make some big strides in the transfer market.


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