Former Arsenal youngster surfaces at Sheffield Wednesday - Southampton's David Agbontohoma on trial

Former Arsenal youngster, David Agbontohoma, has surfaced at Sheffield Wednesday as the Owls take a look at the centre back.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 2:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 2:30 pm
David Agbontohoma of Southampton is on trial at Sheffield Wednesday. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Abongtohoma is currently on the books of Premier League outfit, Southampton, however it appears that he’s considering his options after it was revealed that he is playing for Wednesday’s U23s today.

The 19-year-old defender signed his first professional contract with the Saints last year after progressing up through their ranks following a switch from the Gunners earlier in his career, but that will is up at the end of this season.

It was revealed that a player by the name of Agbontohoma started for the Owls against Colchester United this afternoon at Middlewood Road, and The Star understands that it is the Southampton man that the Owls are taking a closer look at.

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Wednesday have a lot of players out of contract in the next couple of months, many of whom will not be sticking around, and the youngster may be seen as a good option for them if/when they end up in League One.

It remains to be seen how long the defender will be given to leave a mark on Lee Bullen and the Owls youth setup, but his first game in blue and white seems to be going well enough as they lead 1-0 at the time of writing thanks to a goal from Fisayo Dele-Bashiru.

Agbontohoma is set to be available as a free agent at the end of the 2020/21 season, and could strengthen Bullen’s side amid what could be a plethora of exits.