Sheffield Wednesday Facing Major Squad Overhaul: Top 5 Players Set to Depart Next Season

Sheffield Wednesday is gearing up for a crucial summer after narrowly avoiding relegation in the Championship. With several players set to leave the club next season, manager Danny Rohl faces a major squad overhaul to strengthen the team for the upcoming campaign.

The Owls have bid farewell to a number of loanees and released several players at the end of their contracts, including James Beadle, Kristian Pedersen, Jeff Hendrick, Momo Diaby, Ian Poveda, Ike Ugbo, Ashley Fletcher, Ciaran Brennan, Reece James, George Byers, Tyreeq Bakinson, Juan Delgado, and Lee Gregory.

While some key players like Cameron Dawson, Dominic Iorfa, Di’Shon Bernard, Will Vaulks, and Josh Windass have been offered new deals, there are still concerns about the future of certain players who are set to enter the final year of their contracts.

Here are the top 5 Sheffield Wednesday players who are likely to depart next summer if changes are not made:

Akin Famewo:

Defender Akin Famewo, who joined Wednesday from Norwich City in 2022, has been a standout performer for the club. The 25-year-old’s contract is set to expire next summer, and the Owls will need to secure his services for the long term.

Pol Valentin:

Pol Valentin, who arrived from Sporting Gijon last summer, has been a revelation for Wednesday. The 27-year-old right-back has become a key player for the team and is expected to attract interest from other clubs if his contract situation is not resolved.

Marvin Johnson:

Winger Marvin Johnson, who joined from Middlesbrough in 2021, has been a vital player for the Owls. Despite a brief spell out of the team, Johnson returned to make a significant impact and is set to continue his contributions next season.

Callum Paterson:

Callum Paterson, a versatile player who joined from Cardiff City in 2020, has been a reliable figure for Wednesday. The 29-year-old’s contract extension will provide stability to the squad as he looks to bounce back from injury setbacks.

Michael Smith:

Striker Michael Smith, signed from Rotherham United in 2022, played a pivotal role in Wednesday’s promotion campaign. However, with just one year left on his contract, the 32-year-old’s future at the club remains uncertain, with potential interest from other clubs.

As Sheffield Wednesday prepares for a crucial transfer window, the club will need to make key decisions to retain their top talents and build a competitive squad for the upcoming season. Stay tuned for more updates on the Owls’ summer transfer plans.