Sahar on way to join Owls

BRIAN Laws was today set to get his man - with Ben Sahar poised to join the Owls on a month's loan from Chelsea.

The Wednesday boss agreed on a deal with Chelsea last week and the final decision was left with the player.

Now the Israel international has revealed that he is willing to aid the Owls' championship survival fight.

He was due to complete the formalities today and join the club for training, and should be in the squad for Saturday's home match against Cardiff.

The 18-year-old was scheduled to come to Sheffield on Tuesday for talks and a look around the club but this visit was cancelled after the Coventry match was postponed.

Instead, Sahar, who had already spoken to Laws, did his own further homework and still decided that he wanted the move.

Laws explained: "He wants to come. He said he's spoken to a few people, and got good recommendations about the club.

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"I'm pleased. He'll give us an extra option. Although he's young, he's certainly not raw.

"He's also played in front of big crowds, so he can handle that.

"His credentials are very good for such a young player, and he plays above his age."

Laws found that some loan targets were unwilling to leave the "comfort zone" of their present clubs but Sahar has declared himself ready to aid the Owls cause.

The Owls manager added: "I said to him 'with the position we're in, you obviously know there are going to be times when you have to dig in'; he said 'no problem.'

"I want players who want to help us, and he is one of those."

The loan could be extended later: "He's coming for a month to start with, and we'll see how it goes," added Laws.

But there is no chance of Chelsea letting the striker leave on a full transfer at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Owls captain Lee Bullen has been told that he is unlikely to be offered another contract when his present one-year deal expires in the summer

Bullen will be 37 in March and an early decision by the Owls allows him to plan his future. Laws confirmed: "Lee has been a great servant but it is highly unlikely he will be offered a new deal and he was told this some time ago."


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