Sheffield Wednesday: I bought into Chansiri’s vision admits Marnick Vermijl

Marnick Vermijl
Marnick Vermijl
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Marnick Vermijl admits he joined the Owls after being sold on a vision of the club’s future by a representative of new owner Dejphon Chansiri.

The versatile defender arrived at Hillsborough from Manchester United on transfer deadline day for an undisclosed fee.

And he says it was a meeting with one of Chansiri’s assistants that persuaded him to make the move to S6.

“I spoke to an assistant of the new owner because someone recommended me to him,” Vermijl told the Star.

“He wanted me in the squad. He explained what his plans were for the club and that was the one thing that attracted me to sign for Sheffield Wednesday.”

The 23-year-old says there is excitement among the players over Chansiri’s takeover of the club and ambitions of reaching the Premier League in the next two years.

Vermijl is confident the squad will embrace a potential influx of new signings in the summer and push them to improve their own performances in the fight for starting places.

He said: “We’re excited about it as well. It’s a big change. It will be better for the club if he signs better players.

“You can only get better from it. The competition is getting harder, training to get into the starting XI. That’s what you like as a player.”

The Belgian says the Owls have yet to concede defeat in the battle for a top six finish.

But with the 13 point gap to sixth spot and just ten games remaining, Vermijl admits it is time to be realistic about their chances in the fight.

He said: “The gap is pretty big but in the Championship it can disappear really quickly. But we need to be realistic. We need to win our games and sees what happens.”