Fernando Forestieri has spoken of his desire to remain a Sheffield Wednesday player for the rest of his career, according to the Sheffield Star.

Once a fans’ favourite and given the nickname “Fessi” by the crowds, Forestieri actually scored his first goal as a permanent Watford player against the club where he is now employed.

Following an uncharacteristic run of form with Watford, Forestieri signed for The Owls in the summer of 2015. Sheffield Wednesday beat off competition from the likes of Leeds United and Reading to sign him for a rumoured £3m.

The 26 year old, who is contracted to be at Sheffield Wednesday until 2019, has spoken endlessly about his love for the club and city.

Speaking to the Sheffield Star this week, he said: “I feel so good here. I love playing for this club. I hope I can finish my career here.

“I’m so happy because Carlos has shown a lot of faith in me.” he said. “I didn’t play so good in the first four or five games after I joined the club because I wasn’t fit.

“But Carlos supported me and carried on playing me in every game. He gave me my chance and I think I have taken it.”

With Sheffield Wednesday now facing Brighton in the first leg of the play off semi-finals and a potential trip to Wembley and the Premier League – it’s not difficult to see why he has such wishes.

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