Former Sheffield Wednesday attacker Manuel Hidalgo secures interesting switch overseas to Sri Pahang

Former Sheffield Wednesday attacker, Manuel Hidalgo, has secured himself a short-term move overseas a few months after his Owls exit.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 1:40 pm

The former Triestina man, who turns 22 today, looks set to get back in the game this month following his exit from Hillsborough late last year after he terminated his deal with Wednesday after almost a year of playing with their U23s.

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Manuel Hidalgo left Sheffield Wednesday back in December. (via

Now though, it appears that he’s ready to get back on the horse, and The Star understands that he’s on the verge of completing a move to Sri Pahang in the Malaysian Super League.

Hidalgo is believed to have undergone his medical this morning ahead of the switch, and has agreed a deal until the end of the season which comes in December.

It remains to be seen whether he will get the clearance required in order to make his Pahang debut alongside former Blackburn Rovers man, Hérold Goulon, but he’ll be itching to hit the ground running whenever he gets the chance.

The 22-year-old will be announced by Pahang imminently if things go to plan for him with regards to the final details of his move, and is expected to train with his new teammates for the first time this evening.

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