Sheffield Wednesday close in on highly-rated Manchester City teenager Fisayo Dele-Bashiru

Sheffield Wednesday have agreed terms with Manchester City in pursuit of one of their young stars, with Fisayo Dele-Bashiru eager to make the switch the South Yorkshire.

By Joe Crann
Saturday, 11th July 2020, 4:05 pm

Dele-Bashiru, has been with the Citizens since he was a child, but is now looking at getting more regular senior game time elsewhere as he approaches his 20th birthday early next year – and he could get that opportunity at S6.

And The Star understands that there is now a club-to-club agreement between Wednesday and City as the Owls seek to delve into the market early ahead of next season, though negotiations remain ongoing regarding personal terms between SWFC and the player himself as things stand.

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Described as a box-to-box midfielder in the mould of Yaya Toure, the 19-year-old midfield man is thought to be keen on making a move to Hillsborough to work under Garry Monk, however it remains to be seen when – or if – personal terms will eventually be agreed.

The midfield man, a graduate of City’s renowned youth academy, could prove to be one of Wednesday’s first signings ahead of the 2020/21 season, and certainly fits the ‘young, dynamic and hungry’ profile that Monk has spoken of with regards to future captures.

Dele-Bashiru – the younger brother of Watford’s Tom Dele-Bashiru – has one year left on his current contract with City, and the agreed upon transfer fee between the clubs remains unknown at this point in time.


Manchester City's Fisayo Dele-Bashiru could become Sheffield Wednesday's first summer signing. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

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