The latest on Fernando Forestieri's Sheffield Wednesday future
He sparkled as one of the most gifted players to pull on a Sheffield Wednesday shirt in recent years, but Fernando Forestieri’s time at Hillsborough could be coming to an end…
‘Fessi’, as he’s fondly known in Sheffield, will see his Owls contract expire at the end of next month, and while a reported change in regulations could see deals extended until whenever the 2019/20 season does eventually finish, nothing’s been confirmed from a Wednesday perspective.
In the current SWFC squad, only Atdhe Nuhiu (47), who’s played more than 130 games more, has outscored Forestieri (40) in Wednesday colours, and only three players have racked up more assists than the Rosario-born forward.
The Star understands there was talk of a potential one-year extension for the 30-year-old last year, but it’s thought that there’s been no official offer made up until now, despite him having entered into his last month.
Forestieri’s one of several senior players at the club who’ll be out of contract come the end of June, but there’s been no indication at this point that he or any of the other players will take the route of Lyle Taylor at Charlton Athletic - who’s opted not to take part in the rest of the season.
Having previously attracted interest from elsewhere, including the Premier League, Forestieri is unlikely to be short of options should he be available as a free agent from July 1st, but many Wednesdayites would be saddened to see the Argentinian leave.
Wednesday have until June 23rd to offer players a new contract or release them.