Garry Monk offers update on Dominic Iorfa's Sheffield Wednesday future amid reported Watford interest

It could be a nervy last couple of weeks in the transfer window for Sheffield Wednesday fans hoping the club can keep hold of star man Dominic Iorfa, if reports down south are to be believed.

By Alex Miller
Thursday, 1st October 2020, 12:00 pm

The man mountain centre-half is apparently of interest to the likes of Watford and a an unnamed Premier League club and with the domestic window set to close as late as October 16, a number of clubs are expected to move late in what has been a relatively quiet period for clubs across the country so far.

Iorfa enjoyed a coming of age season last time out, picking up the Wednesday player of the season award along the way, and has started this campaign brightly, starring in three clean sheet performances in four matches.

Asked about the future of his star centre-back, a relaxed Garry Monk joked to The Star this morning: “I’ll go check the changing rooms in a minute, see if he’s in there!

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Sheffield Wednesday's Dominic Iorfa has been linked with a move away. Pic: Steve Ellis.

“I’ve heard nothing from the club and I don’t expect to hear anything. I’m sure if there was they would tell me but at this moment in time there’s nothing.”

Monk has previously made clear the potential he feels Iorfa has, saying consistency is the one attribute he needs to add to a quickly developing all-round game.

And while he appreciates his natural ability will make him a target for other clubs, he appeared relaxed in discussing his future.

“Everyone knows what I feel about Dom and what we feel about Dom here at the club.

“He’s a fantastic guy to work with, he wants to do well with us this season and as I said I haven’t heard a thing from the club.

“I assume that means there’s nothing to be concerned about.”

Iorfa arrived at Wednesday from Wolves in January last year and is reportedly mulling over his international future.

He has youth caps for England but is eligible to play for Nigeria through his footballer father Dominic Snr, who earned four caps for the Super Eagles between 1989 and 1995.

Senior was quoted talking up the chances of his son taking up the opportunity to play for Nigeria this week.


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