Still no word on long-serving Sheffield Wednesday duo, Kieran Lee and Atdhe Nuhiu, as deals come to an end
There’s been plenty of talk and assumptions regarding the future of Kieran Lee and Atdhe Nuhiu at Sheffield Wednesday, but as things stand there’s been no official confirmation one way or the other regarding the duo.
Lee and Nuhiu have racked up almost 500 appearances for the Owls between them since they moved to Hillsborough in 2012 and 2013 respectively, and have scored more than 70 goals for the club during their combined time there.
Now though, as their short-term extensions come to an end, there’s still no certainty regarding their Wednesday future as Garry Monk prepares for a 2020/21 season that – at present – could be in either the Championship or League One depending on the conclusion of their case with the English Football League.
That case could have played a role in the silence on the duo’s future – Nuhiu, for example, could be seen as bigger threat in League One than in the Championship – however the reason for the lack of official news on two of the club’s longest-serving players remains unknown at this point.
Both players were lauded for their commitment to the cause as they risked their next contract by playing out the 2019/20 campaign when others decided against it, and The Star understands that – at the time of writing – there has been no final decision made on either of them.
Several Wednesday stalwarts such as Barry Bannan have seemingly said their goodbyes to Nuhiu on social media following the final game of the season against Middlesbrough not long after he scored his 50th goal for the Owls, whereas things have been very quiet on Lee – who has been at Hillsborough for the best part of a decade.
The players are currently enjoying some time off after a long and gruelling 2019/20 campaign that stretched across almost a full 12 months, and it may be that Wednesdayites only find out when that break is over whether two of their most loyal servants have got a few more Owls appearances left in them or not.