Yorkshire news Pundit Carlton Palmer questions Fisayo Dele-Bashiru contract situation PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Ex-Manchester City youngster Fisayo Dele-Bashiru has entered the final 12 months of his Sheffield Wednesday contract
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Owls legend Carlos Palmer fears his former club could lose "unbelievable talent" Fisayo Dele-Bashiru. The former England international is baffled why Wednesday have yet to tie down Dele-Bashiru to a new contract. The midfielder, who scored a stunning second half brace in the Owls' home draw on the opening weekend of the 2022/23 season, has entered the final 12 months of his Wednesday deal. Discussions over a new contract are ongoing. The 21-year-old has been the subject of transfer interest, with the Owls having rejected a six-figure bid for the player earlier this summer. He left Manchester City to move to Hillsborough two years ago. Read more:Sheffield Wednesday stalwart outlines his ambitions for the 2022/23 season Speaking on Alan Biggs' Sheffield Live show last night, Palmer said: "I'm gobsmacked again that he [Dele-Bashiru] has been allowed to get into a situation where they could lose him. I have heard they have turned down £500,000 from Blackpool for him. "How he has got into a position where he is in the last year of his contract? Now I know Darren [Moore] is trying desperately to convince him to stay. He is a talented, talented boy and that is clear. "I don't understand how Sheffield Wednesday have got themselves into this situation. Surely you have got the foresight and you look at this player, even if you got an inkling that he is going to do well, and you put him on a contract to safeguard yourself? "Now you have got him in the shop window because he is playing. You have got to play him because he needs and wants minutes. If you don't play him, he is going to want to leave. "He is an unbelievable talent. I think he has got an unbelievable future ahead of him. "Josh Windass said he thinks there is more to come from him as well so I am hoping they are trying to tie him down to a new long-term contract. Obviously they have got the funds and they are going to have to do that now to keep him. "It should never have been allowed to get into that position." Buoyed after his sparkling display against Pompey, Dele-Bashiru is expected to retain his place in midfield when the Owls travel to Milton Keynes Dons tomorrow. He has been pictured in training after recovering from a minor groin injury sustained in the closing stages of the Pompey clash. "The problem they have got is he [Dele-Bashiru] is out of contract at the end of the season," said Palmer, who is a regular pundit for talkSport. "Darren is a really good bloke and people like to play for him. Players come to play for Darren Moore. "Hopefully with the way Darren is, he will be able to convince him to sign a new contract. "He [Dele-Bashiru] has got a big future. Sheffield Wednesday can't be losing players of that quality at that age as well." Having kicked off their campaign with a point, Darren Moore's side will be seeking to record their first win of the season at Stadium MK.
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. He said: "I think it is clear they have got to be in the first or second spot. If you look at last season, (they were) seven points off winning the league, 13draws and 50 goals conceded so there is not a lot that they have to put right this season to win the league. "I think they have strengthened well. The chairman has supported the manager well in the transfer market. They have brought in good players. Now he [Moore] has got to find his best starting line-up. "I think they are maybe short of a couple of players to win the league. It has been well-documented they are after the centre-forward at Hull [Mallik Wilks] - they need a bit of pace up front. "They have got the lad in from Rotherham (Michael Smith) who scored 19 goals last season. They have got (Lee) Gregory. "Josh Windass is a big player for them this season. He's a terrific player. He is not a League One player; he is a Championship player so it is important he keeps fit. "There's Barry Bannan in midfield who is, without a shadow of doubt, head in shoulders above anything else in that league." Moore guided the Owls to a creditable fourth-placed finish in his first full year in charge. They missed out promotion back to the Championship after losing to Sunderland in the play-off semi-finals. "To be fair to Darren, he took over a broken club," said Palmer. "It was unfair on him that he got Covid towards the end when they got relegated from the Championship. I think had Darren been around, they might not have got relegated. "With the transfer embargo, it was difficult for Darren last season. He didn't get his players in until late and that culminated in the end of the season where the players weren't fit enough. "He has got his players in early now. There are no excuses now. He has the best squad in the league and he has got to get it right. "It's a long season. I fully expect him to do it. I fully expect him to get it right and for Sheffield Wednesday to get promoted this season." READ NEXT Sheffield Wednesday must overcome referees' broken promise to achieve promotion David Stockdale, Harlee Dean, Dejphon Chansiri and your Sheffield Wednesday questions answered MK Dons summer signing braced for Sheffield Wednesday reunion as Owls chase first win Fisayo Dele-Bashiru offers Sheffield Wednesday 'underachieved' ultimatum as ambitions laid out Yorkshire Live's Sheffield Wednesday home page
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