Sheffield Wednesday: Dejphon Chansiri convinced Tom Lees to sign new deal

Tom Lees has revealed chairman Dejphon Chansiri convinced him to ignore the lure of the Premier League and commit his long-term future to the Owls.

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 08:47 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 09:54 am
Tom Lees has signed a new deal at Sheffield Wednesday

A little over a year after signing a contract extension, Lees agreed fresh terms with promotion hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday last night.

The popular defender had three years left on his contract but his new deal now ties him down to the Championship club until 2021.

Tom Lees in action against Aston Villa on Sunday

In recent months, a number of Premier League expressed an interest in Lees’ services, including Burnley and Sunderland.

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Lees, who has made 91 appearances since moving to Hillsborough over two years ago, said: “I spoke to the chairman and he has big ambitions for Sheffield Wednesday and I’m delighted to be part of it.

“I’m really happy here and like any player, I want to play in the Premier League.

Tom Lees in action against Aston Villa on Sunday

“I am convinced we can achieve these ambitions together. We have made a commitment to each other and I am looking forward to helping Wednesday make the progress that everyone at the club wants.”

Lees, who is unlikely to be involved in Wednesday’s EFL Cup first round clash at Cambridge tonight, joins Ross Wallace, Kieran Lee and Keiren Westwood in prolonging his Owls stay.

Tom Lees in action against Aston Villa on Sunday
Tom Lees in action against Aston Villa on Sunday