Talented youngster Osaze Urhoghide extends stay at Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday youngster Osaze Urhoghide has committed his short-term future to the club after penning a contract extension.
The 19-year-old, who arrived at Wednesday last year following a successful trial after his release from AFC Wimbledon, sparked national headlines after a hugely impressive display in his first-team debut at Premier League Brighton in January.
He has so far made four appearances for Garry Monk’s side and is understood to be highly regarded at Hillsborough.
The Star revealed last month that discussions were underway between Wednesday and Urhoghide’s representatives, with Ricky Pattenden of Every Aspect Sports Management suggesting the club were keen to tie the prospect down to a longer deal.
It is understood that Wednesday have exercised a one-year option on his contract.
Speaking to The Star, Pattenden said: “Osaze is really happy at Sheffield Wednesday and is very much enjoying working under Garry Monk.
“The club have already made it clear that they want to tie him down on a long-term deal, and I think that if it wasn’t for this Coronavirus pandemic then it would have been done already.
“Preliminary talks have taken place, and we’re hopeful that things could get sorted out in the near future.”
Yesterday news broke that the club had taken out a year’s extension on Dutch midfielder Joey Pelupessy. The club have a further raft of players coming to the end of their contracts at the end of this month.