The Mirror is reporting today that Sheffield Wednesday are now ready to meet Newcastle United’s £5.5M valuation for center-back Grant Hanley, who is being allowed to leave Newcastle this summer.
That’s a good price for Grant, who is not only vastly experienced in the Championship but he is also a born leader who shows his leadership qualities both off and on the field.
Wednesday had tried to sign Hanley a year ago, but Grant had preferred to move to Newcastle where he appeared 16 times in all competitions with one goal.
Grant Hanley – could move to Sheffield Wednesday for £5.5M
Grant has played a total of 165 games in the Championship for both Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.
Sheffield Wednesday have been pushing for promotion over the last couple of seasons and their impressive Portuguese manager Carlos Carvalhal will be hoping that one or two new signings this summer will allow them to get that vaunted promotion next season.
As it turns out the Owls beat Newcastle twice last season, 1-0 at St. James’ Park and 2-1 at Hillsborough.
That didn’t really happen did it?
Grant should be an excellent signing for the Owls and as we said that’s a good price for such an experienced campaigner with excellent leadership skills.
He was third choice at Newcastle last season, but that was due to the excellent form of captain Jamaal Lascelles – who made the Championship Team of the Season in April and Ciaran Clark, who we got for a bargain £5M from Aston Villa last summer.
While at Blackburn Rovers, where he was the captain, Hanley played 200 games with 9 goals and last season Grant was always a positive influence at Newcastle, even though he didn’t play as much as he wanted to.
Remember that any money that Rafa gets in from transfers this summer goes towards his transfer funds and he can use that money to bring in new players.
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One of our readers Alex Wannop is completing in the GN 10K next Sunday and also the GN Run to collect funds for Tiny Lives, because the Trust provided lifesaving care for his son Isaac, when he was born by C-section and in some distress.
The Tiny Lives Trust funds the Special Care Baby Unit at the RVI where Alex’s son Isaac spent the first few weeks of his life.
Alex is appreciative of the work the great doctors and nurses did to save his son’s life and that’s why he’s raising money.
Please support this very worthwhile charity on Alex’s Just Giving page where there are pictures of his son Isaac – thanks.