Sheffield Wednesday defender Morgan Fox linked with move to Championship rivals as contract talks rumble on

Two of Sheffield Wednesday’s Championship rivals are circling to sign rejuvenated left-back Morgan Fox as his contract nears an end, according to reports.

Monday, 30th March 2020, 11:01 am
Updated Monday, 30th March 2020, 4:10 pm

Nottingham Forest, West Brom and Huddersfield are reportedly keen on adding Fox to their squad, seeing the 26-year-old as a bargain potential addition as he becomes available on a free transfer in June.

Forest lost left-back Jack Robinson to Wednesday’s Steel City rivals Sheffield United in January and could well see Fox as an ideal replacement, while Huddersfield look to re-shape their squad under the Cowley brothers and West Brom look to strengthen ahead of a likely return to the Premier League.

Speaking to The Star earlier this month, Owls boss Garry Monk reiterated his desire to keep Fox at the club and gave no indication there was a concern over negotiations for his new deal.

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“We are still talking [to Fox],” he said. “I think there are a few little details. That side I don't really go into, I leave that to the club, the player and his representative.

“All I know is Morgan is happy. He wants to be here from the conversations I have had with him. I'm sure that will be sorted as soon as both parties are happy.

“There’s Steven Fletcher as well. We have already done Cameron [Dawson]. We are trying to work through them. Once those are done, you can then possibly move on and go from there.

“Those two [Fox and Fletcher] are the main ones but there are others in the background going on.

Sheffield Wednesday defender Morgan Fox is understood to be of interest to three Championship rivals.

“From talking to the players and the club, it is going well and hopefully it should be very soon.”

Welsh youth international Fox has had an experience of highs and lows in Wednesday colours having signed from Charlton Athletic in January 2017, battling a mixed relationship with a number of the club’s supporters.

Booed before their league clash with Luton at the start of the season, Fox’s performances have seen that relationship come full circle and he has twice won the fan-voted player of the month award.