Fisayo Dele-Bashiru – ‘Fizz’ on player DNA, Yaya Touré and what Sheffield Wednesday’s Garry Monk has said to him
He’s the new kid on the block at Sheffield Wednesday, and Fisayo Dele-Bashiru has given some insight into the sort of player that the Owls have snapped up from Manchester City.
‘Fizz’, as he’s affectionately known, made the switch from Manchester to Sheffield as Garry Monk’s first permanent signing as Owls boss, moving to South Yorkshire in search of regular first team football as he looks to kickstart his senior career.
Speaking to the club in a video released this week, FDB opened up about who he models his game on, and what’s been said to him since his arrival.
Dele-Bashiru said, “I’d say I’m a box-to-box midfielder, I feel like I’m very powerful on and off the ball, and I like getting shots off… That’s basically my player DNA.
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“My biggest role model is Yaya Touré, I love the way he used to play at City - he’s definitely a City legend… I’d say I modelled my game around him.”
Meanwhile, when asked about joining the Owls and the role that Monk played in bringing him on board, the talented teen said, “When I heard about it, instantly I thought that it was going to be the right move for me. I’ll get a lot of opportunity to play first team football, and I feel like I’m at that stage of my career when I need to take that next step.
“The gaffer, I like his DNA, his style of play, I think that it’ll suit me. He likes a certain dynamism of player, so I’d say that I see that dynamism - like I say, I’m powerful and box-to-box. I just felt like it was the right decision for me to make.
“He’s just told me that I need to compete day in, day out. Even on my worst days, when I come in, I need to compete. The rest will fall into place.”
Wednesayites are likely to get their first look at the 19-year-old in next week’s preseason friendly against Leicester City, which will be streamed live on the club’s YouTube channel.