Sheffield Wednesday reveal which players are leaving at the end of the season - new deal for defender

Sheffield Wednesday have taken the slightly unusual step of releasing their retained list for next season, before the final game of this campaign has been played.

Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 7:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 7:31 pm
Owls boss Jos Luhukay

Glenn Loovens' time at the club has come to an end after he wasn't offered a new deal, while Daniel Pudil has signed a new one-year contract.

Ross Wallace and goalkeeper Jake Kean have also been released.

Skipper Glenn Loovens has not been offered a new contract at Sheffield Wednesday

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Atdhe Nuhiu, Sean Clare, George Hirst, Dan Wallis, Warren Clarke and Jack Lee have all been offered new contracts and are yet to sign.

Frederico Venancio and Jacob Butterfield's loan contracts come to an end after this Sunday's match against Norwich.

The early release of the news may have been prompted by a message from Wallace on Tuesday afternoon.

The midfielder had hinted that his time at the club had come to an end when he posted on his instagram page: "A massive thank you for your support since I’ve arrived, I’ve loved every minute of being at this amazing club and wish the fans and players the very best of luck in the future."

The news also gives fans an opportunity to say farewell to a great servant in skipper Loovens who made 149 appearances for the Owls, scoring one goal.

A statement on the club's website read: "Sheffield Wednesday would like to thank each of the departing players for their services and wish them well for the future.