Andre Green’s Sheffield Wednesday contract revealed as attacker eyes Everton debut in the FA Cup
Andre Green could make his Sheffield Wednesday debut against Everton this weekend after penning an 18-month contract with the Owls.
The 22-year-old attacker confirmed that he has signed a deal at Hillsborough until the end of next season, committing his future to the club despite the fact that they are currently without a manager following the firing of Tony Pulis.
Speaking to The Star about his decision to join SWFC after leaving Villa last year, Green says that he always felt wanted by the club – so the fact that there is no manager didn’t stop him putting pen to paper.
The former Villa man said, “It was Dave Downes, who was at Villa to be fair, and they knew that I was a free agent…
“I had many chats with Garry Monk when I was at Charlton, and we thought everything was going to get done then.
“From that moment I knew that Sheffield Wednesday would be a great place for me to develop - it’s as big as Villa, it’s a great place to be and has everything you need as a footballer facility-wise.
“The managers have changed obviously, but in the back of my mind I knew that Sheffield Wednesday would be the right move for me.”
And after admitting that he thought he’d be joining the Owls in the summer, he said that he’s now ready to get playing again.
He added, “We didn’t know what was happening, we didn’t know who was coming in, but it got to a point when Tony Pulis came in and - until January just gone - it was like crunch time for me.
“I wanted to get back in, I was ready, and Wednesday was still there. It showed the commitment and fight that they were still attempting to bring me in. It goes beyond the manager for me, it was more the relationship - I felt wanted by the club.”
Green is registered and available for the clash with The Toffees this coming Sunday, but it remains to be seen whether he will be in Neil Thompson’s travelling Owls squad or not.