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Wednesday Bring In Reach

Wednesday have today brought to an end the long drawn out, seemingly constant speculation that Adam Reach was a target for the Owls by actually confirming his signature before the transfer window slammed shut today.

The 23 year old signed a five year deal with the Wednesday this morning after an initial fee believed to be in the region of £5m was agreed between the Owls and Reach's former employers, Middlesbrough.

Speaking earlier today, the versatile left sided player spoke of his delight at moving to Yorkshire to SWFC.CO.UK and he suggested the lure of a more regular starting berth was one of the deciding factors in leaving Boro and moving south.

“I’m really pleased. It’s been a whirlwind day and I went into it not really knowing what was going to happen.
“I trained with Boro and then as soon as I was told of the interest from Sheffield Wednesday, I wanted to get straight down here.

“Everyone knows what the club achieved last season and everyone knows what they want to achieve this season. I want to be part of that.
“This is a huge club and the next challenge of my career, the time feels right.

“You try not to get involved in speculation but once I knew Sheffield Wednesday were interested, I knew where I wanted my next move to be.
“This place rocks and I know because I have played here. I can’t wait to pull on the shirt and get cracking.”

In other deadline day news, Marnick Vermijl left Hillsborough today and rejoined Preston North End but this time on a permanent basis. Vermijl featured 32 times for the Lilywhites last season when on loan from the Owls, and although he has featured this season once in the EFL Cup for the Owls he was never really going to get ahead of either Jack Hunt or Liam Palmer at right back.

The former Manchester United full back could arguably see himself as a little unlucky after his move to the Owls back in early 2015 under Stuart Gray but with the arrival of Carlos Carvalhal a few months later he didn't really get a look in. However, when he did get a chance he didn't really grasp the opportunity by the horns either. Clearly though, his talents were a better fit for Preston as their manager Simon Grayson made no secret of his desire to take Vermijl back to Deepdale in the summer if he could, and although it's taken a little longer than he would have liked, both parties have got the move they wanted.

The 24 year old only made 12 appearances in all competitions for the Owls after making his debut in the 1-1 draw with Cardiff City at Hillsborough in February 2015.

We wish him well at Preston and thank him for his efforts whilst with the Wednesday.

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