Sheffield Wednesday have completed the signing of a young winger called Calum Huxley - He says he's 'delighted'
Sheffield Wednesday have announced that they’ve snapped up 19-year-old Calum Huxley.
Huxley spent time with Lee Bullen and the U23s last year and even scored on his first appearance as the club sought to run the rule over him before making a decision on his future.
Well, fast forward a few months and it turns out he did enough to leave his mark, with Wednesday confirming that he has penned a contract at Hillsborough as he looks to take the next step in his career.
The club said in a statement released today, “Young winger Calum Huxley has signed with Wednesday following a successful trial period with the Owls’ Development Squad. The 19-year-old had been on Wrexham’s books before beginning his trial with Wednesday earlier this season.
“The winger scored on his first appearance for the Owls Under-23s in a 1-0 victory over Cardiff City at Bracken Moor in October. Welcome to Wednesday, Calum!”
Meanwhile, the player said on his official Instagram account, “Delighted to have signed a professional contract with SWFC, appreciate everyone who’s helped me get to this point.”
Huxley, who has spent some of his career as a defender, was brought in as an attacking player by Bullen and Co. and the club’s decision to list him as a winger certainly suggests that they want him to be in and around the goals going forward.
It remains to be seen when the teenager will get his first taste of competitive action now that his deal is done, but he’ll be buoyed by the fact that so many youngsters have graduated from the club’s academy in recent years.