Sheffield Wednesday exit confirmed as midfielder moves on - Conor Grant joins Rochdale

It’s the first bit of transfer deadline day news at Sheffield Wednesday, and it’s not an incoming as one young SWFC starlet makes the move to Lancashire this evening.

Monday, 1st February 2021, 7:42 pm

Teenage defender, Conor Grant, has joined Rochdale on a permanent deal after a fee was agreed with the Owls, news that was confirmed on the club’s official website this evening.

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A statement from them read, “Conor Grant has joined League One side Rochdale on a permanent transfer for an undisclosed fee.

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“The 19-year-old has made the switch to the Crown Oil Arena after almost three and a half years with the Owls. Grant joined us from Shamrock Rovers in May 2017 and made his only first team appearance earlier this season in our 2-0 win away at Rochdale in the Carabao Cup. Best of luck for the future, Conor!”

The player says that he’s excited to get going following his switch to the Dale, telling their website, “I’m excited to get going… My agent said to me a couple of weeks ago that Sheffield Wednesday were talking about a loan, but the gaffer here wanted a permanent deal, which I was all for. I’m really looking forward to working with him.

“I think I can develop a lot here, to be honest. I want to get as many minutes as I can and hopefully kick on.”

The midfielder, who made his senior Owls debut earlier this season, has signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Rochdale following his switch from Hillsborough this evening.

Sheffield Wednesday's Conor Grant has left for Rochdale. (Jonathan Gawthorpe)

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