Sheffield Wednesday: Jose Semedo signs new deal

Owls skipper Jose Semedo holds off Boroughs Adam Forshaw
Owls skipper Jose Semedo holds off Boroughs Adam Forshaw

Combative midfielder Jose Semedo has penned a new one-year contract with Sheffield Wednesday.

The Portuguese midfielder, who is close pals with Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, moved to Hillsborough in 2011.

Since arriving on a free transfer from Charlton Athletic, Semedo has made 140 appearances for the Owls in all competitions.

The 30-year-old becomes the second out-of-contract player to pen a new deal, joining fellow midfielder Kieran Lee in committing his future to the Championship club.

“I couldn’t be happier because this is my home, this is my club,” he said. “It’s a dream come true and I would like to finish my career with Sheffield Wednesday.

“I cannot wait to get back into the pre-season training and start the hard work for the new season.

“My confidence is high, I am feeling great and I want to continue to grow as a player here with my club.”

Wednesday’s players are due to report back for pre-season training on July 1, but the club are still trying to finalise their new management team. Carlos Carvalhal is set to be named general manager and the Owls remain in dialogue with Swindon Town boss Mark Cooper regarding the head coach role.

“There have been some changes over the summer but I know our supporters will be totally behind the whole team we have in place for next season,” he said. “You see, these are very special supporters. We are all as one at Sheffield Wednesday, today and tomorrow, which is why I love to be at this club.”

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