Sheffield Wednesday starlet attracting international interest

After 2020 proved to be a bit of a breakout year for young Sheffield Wednesday academy graduate, Alex Hunt, it would appear there could be more good news on the horizon…

Monday, 30th November 2020, 5:00 pm

Hunt, who recently turned 20, came through the ranks at Wednesday’s academy, and over the past few months has taken some major steps with regards to climbing up the pecking order at the club.

Under Garry Monk, the talented youngster made more first team appearances than he had done with any of the previous managers, and he has been on the bench for all three of Tony Pulis’ games so far.

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Since his emergence as a regular part of the Owls’ first team, The Star understands that the Republic of Ireland are keeping tabs on his progress, and may well look to try and take a closer look at him should the opportunity arise.

Hunt has some Irish lineage that qualifies him to play for The Boys In Green, and another call-up to one of their youth sides may be on the cards if he can keep progressing at Hillsborough – he featured in a friendly for their U19s early last year.

It’s still early days in his fledgling career, of course, but many Wednesdayites have been excited by what they’ve seen from the youngster up until now, and they’ll be hoping that he’ll continue getting minutes under his belt with Pulis at the helm.

The new Owls boss doesn’t appear to be shy about using young players having started fellow graduate, Liam Shaw, against Stoke City, and he’s already said that if a young player is good enough, he’ll be given a chance.

Alex Hunt has attracted the interest of the Republic of Ireland. (Pic Steve Ellis)

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