Dennis Adeniran’s first words as a Sheffield Wednesday player as Darren Moore admits transfer battle
Sheffield Wednesday fought off opposition from the Championship to land the signing of Dennis Adeniran, and the midfielder has revealed what he’ll bring to the table at Hillsborough.
Adeniran played the first 45 minutes of Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Chester on Saturday afternoon, putting in a tidy display as fans got a first look at him following confirmation that he had put pen to paper on a deal at Hillsborough.
And the 22-year-old, who was a free agent after leaving Everton, says he’s ‘happy to get it over the line’ at Wednesday after they fended off interest from elsewhere.
Speaking to the club before turning out against the Seals, the ex-Wycombe Wanderers loanee said, “I’m very pleased, it’s been a long one but I’m happy to get it over the line… I’m itching to get out there with the boys and show everybody what I’m made of.
“It’s a good bunch of lads, and there’s a nice atmosphere here. It’s very easy to come into – it’s comfy.”
And when asked what he’ll bring to the group, he said, “Energy, playing forward, hopefully some goals, and some exciting play.”
Meanwhile, his new manager, Darren Moore was over the moon to get the midfield man in, revealing that they weren’t the only ones chasing his signature.
Speaking after the 2-0 win, the Owls boss said, "I am really, really pleased to have someone of that calibre in there. He is real different to what we have got in midfield… He will be a wonderful acquisition for us this season.
"We have been aware of him for a little while. We had a bit of competition for him from the Championship but I made it clear to him that I wanted to bring him here to Sheffield Wednesday.
"I am really pleased to secure him and get him signed and over the line. He can play at number eight and play further forward up the pitch. He will bring great energy to us and he has got good quality on the ball.”
Next up for Wednesday is a trip to Alfreton Town next week where they’ll be looking to build on their win and continue their preparations for the return of competitive football next month.