Reported Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County target courted by his former club…
Akin Odimayo’s future is far from finalised, but there does appear to be some hope that he could return to the team he just decided to leave.
Odimayo, who is reportedly a potential target for the Owls as well as teams like Derby County is currently a free agent following his exit from Swindon Town over the summer, but his old manager has admitted that he’d love to have him back.
The 21-year-old centre back played 30 League One games for Swindon as they were ultimately relegated in 2020/21, and gave a good account of himself despite the disappointing end result of the campaign.
Now though, on the back of Portsmouth deciding not to sign him following a trial period, Ben Garner – the Swindon manager – has admitted that they’d be more than happy to have him back with them in League Two.
As quoted by the Swindon Advertiser, Garner said, “I’ve had a conversation with Akin where I’ve explained where I see him in a football sense.
“He had a good chat about things he wanted to talk about, and it’s now a case of whether he wants to stay or not. We’d love to have him back, but it’s a decision that he has to make.
“I absolutely see him as a first-team player for us. He did well in League One last season. I think he’s got really good potential – we think he’s very coachable. Scott Marshall worked with him at Reading and knows him well.”
Wednesday have signed Dennis Adeniran, Mide Shodipo, Jaden Brown and Jack Hunt for their first team – but are looking to bring more in.