The dates for Sheffield Wednesday's biggest transfer window in years
As things stand, Sheffield Wednesday have just 12 senior players left for the 2021/22 season.
The Owls are going to need a big summer if they’re going to put together a team capable of getting out of League One at the first attempt, and Darren Moore has already said that he’s started making plans about the way forward.
It was confirmed on Wednesday that five youngsters had been promoted into the U23 ranks and that another five U23 players had had their contracts extended, however there is still no word on the plethora of players that will see their current Owls contracts expire at the end of next month.
Cameron Dawson, Joe Wildsmith, Julian Börner, Chey Dunkley, Dominic Iorfa, Liam Palmer, Massimo Luongo, Barry Bannan, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, Callum Paterson, Josh Windass and Andre Green are all contracted at Hillsborough going into the next campaign, however there is a chance that at least a couple of them are subject to interest before next season gets underway.
With that in mind, Wednesday need to be busy in the upcoming window, but when does the window actually open?
According to the dates given by FIFA, England’s transfer window will open up on June 9th 2021, at which point clubs can start adding to their current roster, and will then come to a close a few months later on August 31st giving them almost three months to build a squad that can make a go of winning promotion back into the Championship.
At this point in time there has been no word on whether the transfer embargo that the Owls – along with several others – were placed under recently after they took advantage of the government extension for submitting their latest accounts, however The Star was told that they were confident it would be lifted in time for the transfer window.
Meanwhile, other dates for Wednesdayites to look out for are the start of the 2021/22 season on August 6th/7th and the culmination of the league on the weekend of April 30th when they’ll be hoping to have something to smile about after the disappointment of the campaign that’s just gone.