What Tony Pulis said about a shock potential January return for Sam Hutchinson to Sheffield Wednesday
Reports in the national media have linked Sheffield Wednesday with a shock move to bring former fan favourite Sam Hutchinson back to the club just months after his controversial departure.
The combative midfielder, who alongside goalkeeper Keiren Westwood was effectively frozen out of life at Hillsborough under former boss Garry Monk, subsequently signed for Cypriot side Pafos FC.
Earlier this month Tony Pulis, Monk’s replacement in the Hillsbrough hotseat, remarked unprompted that Hutchinson was a presence and a personality the club missed.
The former Middlesbrough manager has spoken honestly about a lack of leadership in the dressing room, something that the former Chelsea midfielder would offer as Wednesday look to bring in at least one central midfielder in what could be a busy January transfer window for the club.
Hutchinson played 133 times across six years with Wednesday.
Those reports claim that the club’s attempts to bring him back to S6 were progressing but have hit a snag as the transfer window approaches.
Asked directly about links with Hutchinson, Pulis told The Star: “This is the start of all the speculation about signing players, not bringing players in, releasing players, players going out.
“It’s all part and parcel of the game now and as a manager you have to accept it. My big thing is that I don’t want anybody to know who we’re trying to sign, I don’t want anybody to know what targets we’ve got or who we’re selling.
“I just want to do the business and then after we’ve done that all you b*ggers out there can write about it!”