Sheffield Wednesday confirm deal for former Chelsea youngster

Charles Hagan has now put pen to paper on a new contract to stay at Sheffield Wednesday.

By Joe Crann
Saturday, 26th June 2021, 3:44 pm
Charles Hagan has signed a new contract at Sheffield Wednesday.
Charles Hagan has signed a new contract at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Star reported recently that the 19-year-old attacker had agreed a new Owls deal in principle, and that he was on the verge of finalising terms – that’s now been done as the club confirmed that he’s signed a new contract. It’s thought to be for one more year.

Hagan, who made his professional debut against Fulham in the Carabao Cup last season, is highly-rated in the Wednesday youth setup, and is now expected to spend more time in the senior ranks as Darren Moore looks to bring down the average age of the side and get more youth in and around things in League One.

The attacker, who plays predominantly out wide, came to Hillsborough after spending the bulk of his youth in the famed Chelsea academy, and finished last season strongly in the U23s as he played his part in their solid end to the campaign as they went five games unbeaten and scored 10 goals in five games. He directly contributed to seven goals in 17 matches over the course of 2020/21.

Hagan, along with a number of other young players, are expected to be part of the squad that travel to Wales for a preseason camp next week, and will be hoping to show Moore and his technical team what he’s all about ahead of the friendly against Scottish giants, Celtic, on July 7th.

Meanwhile, Josh Render and Josh Dawodu are also expected to sign new deals at the club shortly.