Luke Hall was part of the Owls’ academy for many years and represented England at youth level during his younger years, however it was recently confirmed that he would be leaving the club after Wednesday opted against giving him a professional contract.
Hall will now be leaving alongside Charlie Curtis, Corey Glaves, Alex Hare and Luke Yates after they all became too old to play for the club’s U18s, and is on the hunt for the next step of his career elsewhere.
The Star reported recently that Glaves, who was somewhat of a shock exit, had surfaced down at Brentford as he played for their B side in the 0-0 draw with Eastleigh, and it is now thought that Hall, 18, is also looking to try and land himself a contract with the Bees.
Wednesday handed pro deals to Paulo Aguas, Alex Bonnington, Jay Glover, Will Trueman and Basile Zottos as they step up into Lee Bullen’s U23s for 2021/22, while the likes of Glaves and Hall will be hoping that they can get their break elsewhere.
Like the other players at the club, the youngsters will see their current Wednesday deals expire at the end of June as they prepare to become free agents come July 1st, and – in the current climate especially – they’ll be desperate to finalise their next move as soon as possible.
It remains to be seen how long defender, Glaves, and attacking midfielder, Hall, will get to impress Brentford B manager, Neil MacFarlane, and his team, however a move there would certainly signal a positive step in their careers as they sought to follow in the steps of players such as Chris Mepham and – most recently – Mads Roerselv.
There will be plenty of movement at Hillsborough over the next couple of months, with the club set to release the senior retained list in the next week or so after Darren Moore has spoken to his players about the potential way forward.