‘Some signing’, ‘New centre half sorted’ – Plenty of Sheffield Wednesday fans react to Nathaniel Mendez-Laing deal
Sheffield Wednesday fans have delivered their verdict on the free transfer signing of ex-Middlesbrough and Cardiff City man Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.
The 29-year-old joins on a free transfer following his summer departure from Middlesbrough, arriving at Hillsborough after impressing in a trial stint with Darren Moore’s side.
The move sees Mendez-Laing drop down to League One for the first time since 2017, having plied his trade in both the Premier League and the Championship since then. Although, the third-tier is where the winger has spent most of his career, playing over 150 times in the division.
He arrives to further bolster Moore’s options on the wing as Wednesday scour the free agent market for potential defensive additions.
Adrian Mariappa, who is also without a club, has been linked, but it is Mendez-Laing who arrives today.
Upon the announcement of his signing, here’s what Sheffield Wednesday fans had to say on Twitter:
Who needs defenders , Attack attack attack
— Ian Rodgers (@RodgersI) November 22, 2021
On his day a fantastic signing! A gamble but hopefully a calculated and good one. UTO. Think means Sow is gone in Jan.
— ⒶⒶ 🦉 (@ANDYOWL82) November 22, 2021
Nice new CB https://t.co/LHV4dfj6Sm
— Aaron Bates (@Bates100Aaron) November 22, 2021
— Rob Oldfield (@ROldfieldDesign) November 22, 2021
new centre half sorted
— noah walsh🏴 (@noahhwalsh) November 22, 2021
Not a shabby signing tbh, your always gonna get someone who slates it, but not bad at this level imo 👏🏼 🦉 https://t.co/1ZdIBkAgK3
— Jake Brown (@_Jakeo93) November 22, 2021