MICHAIL Antonio has spoken of his desire to help Sheffield Wednesday “succeed in the Championship” after completing his protracted move to Hillsborough from Reading for an undisclosed fee tonight, writes Dom Howson.
The 22-year-old winger has agreed a four-year contract and is relieved the deal has finally “gone through”. The Owls had two offers turned down for Antonio, who was a revelation on loan at the South Yorkshire club last season, claiming five goals in 14 appearances as Dave Jones’ men sealed the second automatic promotion spot in the third tier of English football.
Antonio, who began his career with the Royals in 2008, said: “I’ve been waiting patiently for this move all summer and I’m so pleased it has gone through. Everything comes to those who wait.
“Winning promotion with Sheffield Wednesday last season was something I will never forget. Wednesday fans have been encouraging me all summer to sign and they have played a massive part in this move.
“I would like to say thank you to all of them and now I can focus on next season and helping Wednesday succeed in the Championship.”
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