Sheffield Wednesday’s Sam Hutchinson is open to signing a new deal with the club according to an interview with The Star.

The fan’s favourite is entering the final year of his contract but he has stated that he wants to spend the rest of his career with the Sheffield club.

Hutchinson expressed his desire to stay at Wednesday beyond his current deal: “If I am wanted, I would love to stay here. But if I am not, that’s football at the end of the day.”

“Everyone knows that I love the club and I am settled here but it is up to the club if they want me. If they speak to me, I will sign one!”

According to the versatile free transfer from Chelsea, he hasn’t yet discussed a new contract with the club’s hierarchy.

The Sheffield Wednesday star is expected to line up in the middle of the park when the Owls entertain promotion-chasing Fulham in Garry Monk’s first home match at the helm. Hutchinson, who can also operate at right-back or centre-half, has started every league match this season.

“It has probably been the best because I have played every minute,” said Hutchinson. “I have not missed a training session.

“I am happy with how I am doing. I am probably as fit as I ever have been. There is always stuff you can improve on.”

“Look, my career is up and down and it has always been. But I feel good in my body and mind so I am happy.”

There is no doubt the importance of Hutchinson to the Wednesday team and his relationship with the supporters and the fans will surely be eager for him to extend his stay at the club.