Sheffield Wednesday defender moves back to Portugal

Sheffield Wednesday have officially begun the culling of some of their fringe players with one defender moving to Portugal.

Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 2:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th June 2017, 1:38 pm
Vincent Sasso has moved back to Portugal and signed for Belenenses

Vincent Sasso has signed for Portuguese Primeira Liga side Belenenses on a two-year deal.

Wednesday revealed two weeks ago which of their players were out of contract but there was no official indication as to whether any of them had been offered a new deal.

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There were suggestions that Sasso could be given another contract should Carlos fail to secure the signing of another central defender, however the Frenchman, who made 14 appearances last season, scoring twice, has moved on to a division he has experienced before.

The 26 year old had previously played in Portugal for Beira-Mar and Braga, where he came to the attention of Carvalhal.

Sasso had initially signed on a season-long loan but was brought back in August last year as Wednesday struggled to bolster their defence during the summer.

Both of his goals came against Blackburn Rovers in a 2-1 win in February, after he had come back into the side following an injury to Tom Lees.

Vincent Sasso scored twice for Wednesday against Blackburn last season

He was sent off as Wednesday lost 2-0 away to Aston Villa, in a game that also saw Carvalhal sent to the stands.

Over the course of his two seasons at Hillsborough, Sasso made 33 appearances for the Owls.

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Vincent Sasso scored twice for Wednesday against Blackburn last season