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Fisaro Dele-Bashiru - The Right Fit For The Owls?

After Wednesday captured the signing of youngster Fisaro Dele-Bashiru yesterday, Ben Woodcock gives his thoughts on how the promising and talented former Manchester City youngster could fit in at Hillsborough.

The youngster joined The Owls for an undisclosed fee yesterday, likely to be fairly minimal with only 1 year remaining on his Manchester City contract.

He was offered a long-term deal by the Premier League giants, but ‘Fizz’ showed his desire for first team football following in the footsteps of his older brother Tom Dele-Bashiru who made the switch to Watford from Manchester to try and stamp his mark in the game and has featured three times so far for the Hornets and has opened his account scoring in the FA Cup against Tranmere Rovers in January.

Speaking to the Wednesday websiteof his pride in making the switch to South Yorkshire Fisaro said: “I’m honoured to sign for Sheffield Wednesday and I’m excited to be here. I’m at an age now where I want to be playing first team football and I am confident it will fall into place for me here.”

With Kieran Lee possibly on his way out of the club upon the expiry of his contract, Dele-Bashiru could prove to be the perfect replacement if Monk choses to persist with a midfield three.

The 19-year-old seems unfazed however at the thought of competing against Barry Bannan and Massimo Luongo for a starting spot, and as he describes his attributes as a powerful player who enjoys the physical side of the game and these comments were echoed by Ben Wilkinson, the ex SWFC coach who is now assistant manager for the Under 23's at Dele-Bashiru's former employer's in Manchester.
Wilkinson told Yorkshire Live:"Athletically, he is as good as anything I have ever seen in terms of his power. In a one v one duel, I have yet to see anyone touch him."

The confidence Fisaro emits is only natural with the pedigree of player he is and those who he has grown up alongside in the City academy from the age of eight, with teammates of the calibre of Phil Foden, Jadon Sancho, Eric Garcia and Tommy Doyle amongst others.

During his last two campaigns in the blue side of Manchester’s youth ranks he has featured in the UEFA Youth League, most notably against Shaktar Donetsk where a goal and assist had him likened to club great Yaya Toure. Anything like Toure will have Wednesdayites satisfied, for sure.

As well as experience in European Youth competitions he got a sniff at senior football during last season’s EFL Leasing.com trophy where he played for Manchester City’s under 21’s against Bolton Wanderers, a game that he again scored in. The teenage starlet certainly fits the profile of what manager Monk wants from his players, youth, hunger, willingness to learn; all can be found in Dele-Bashiru’s armoury.

So, now the dust has settled on the signing of the combative midfielder, are you happy with the signing and is it just the type of player YOU wanted to see added to the ranks at S6?

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Unread article 29/07/2020 at 18:53

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