Sheffield Wednesday's Callum Paterson talks have been confirmed by Cardiff City's Neil Harris
Sheffield Wednesday are closing in on the signing of Scottish international, Callum Paterson, a permanent deal from Cardiff City, with Neil Harris confirming that that’s why he was left out of today’s squad.
The Owls have been linked with Paterson for a few days now after reports started circulating regarding a move for the versatile utility player, and now it has been stated that he is ‘close to completing a move’.
According to BBC Wales football correspondent, Rob Phillips, Paterson is ‘close to completing move to SWFC for an undisclosed fee’, and the he is ‘not in Bluebirds matchday squad today’.
Following their defeat today against Reading, the Bluebirds manager confirmed that talks are happening as he told the media, “I've been told today that a deal is close to being agreed between Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff.
"If he is, then we wish Pato all the best. If not then I look forward to seeing him on Monday.
"I left Callum out of the squad today because I was informed that there might be an agreement between he clubs likely to happen… I am the manger of the football club and support the club in the decisions they make.”
Paterson has played in a variety of positions over the course of his career, though the 25-year-old has been used predominantly as a right back or centre forward, though last season at Cardiff he was often played as an attacking or central midfielder.
The Scot has scored 60 goals and racked up 29 assists in around 270 games for Hearts and Cardiff, and is well-known for some of his wild celebrations.
Garry Monk has spoken of how he is looking to bring a couple more new faces in before the transfer window closes, however he did tell the media this week that nothing was imminent at this point in time.
Wednesday face Bristol City tomorrow in yet another away game for SWFC, and it certainly looks unlikely at this point in time that there will be any fresh faces as part of that travelling squad as they seek to keep up their unbeaten start to the 2019/20 season.