Sheffield Wednesday are hoping to conclude a permanent deal for Watford left back Daniel Pudil before the squad returns for pre-season. The Sheffield Star reports that Sheff Wed have engaged in initial talks to try and sign the player who enjoyed a successful loan spell last season.
The Czech Republic international, who was called up to their Euro 2016 squad. played a major part in the Owls’ run to the Play-Off Final, starting 42 matches overall.
The ex-Genk defender is said to be keen on a permanent switch to Hillsborough and the club are hoping to conclude a deal before July 4th, which is when they will return for pre-season training.
Speaking recently, Pudil said that all of his attentions are on the European Championships for now but is happy to play the waiting game for now,
“Sheffield Wednesday want to keep me but there is negotiations to be done. It must be arranged by the clubs.
“I am going to concentrate on the national team and wait for the phone to ring, if anything comes. We will see what the situation is over the next few weeks.”
There is still a year to run on the players’ Vicarage Road contract and although Sheff Wed failed in a move to sign him permanently in a recent transfer window, and insider source says that the player very much wants to stay long-term,
“Danny enjoyed last year at Sheffield. He had a great season and would like to return on a permanent basis.”