Sheffield Wednesday: Frederico Venancio hopes for a swift resolution on his future

Frederico Venancio hopes to join the Owls on a full-time basis.
Frederico Venancio hopes to join the Owls on a full-time basis.
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Centre-half Frederico Venancio wants his future sorted out sooner rather than later.

The 25-year-old is due to return to Primeira Liga side Vitoria de Setubal following the expiry of his season long-loan deal at Wednesday.

Although Venancio has two years left to run on his Vitoria contract, the Portuguese defender is eager to rejoin the Owls.

Reports in Portugal suggest Wednesday will have to fork out around £2.6m to buy Venancio on a permanent basis this summer.

But manager Jos Luhukay has already expressed his desire to bring Venancio back to Hillsborough for next season.

“I would love to know about my future as soon as possible,” Venancio told The Star. “When I came to England, one of my goals was to try and stay here many years.”

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After being overlooked in the first half of the season under ex-Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal, Venancio quickly established himself as a first-team regular in Luhukay’s three-man backline.

There were chants of ‘Sign him up’ from the Owls fans after Venancio’s fine volley in Sunday’s 5-1 trouncing of Norwich City.

Venancio, who made 25 appearances, said: “I want to stay at Sheffield Wednesday.

“I love the club, the city and everyone who works at the club.

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“I did all I could during the season. I tried my best in all the matches. Every match was an opportunity for me to show my quality and talent. Now I just have to wait. Sometimes in football you have to wait to get what you want.

“It’s going to be a decision between Sheffield Wednesday and Vitoria. They have to sort the things in my case. I just have to wait. I will try and enjoy the holidays and rest.

“I hope everything will go my way to stay here.”

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