Sheffield Wednesday have delighted their fan base by completing the permanent signing of midfielder Lewis McGugan.
The Owls confirmed the transfer via their official website, having loaned McGugan in from Watford last season.
There had been some doubt as to whether Wednesday and Watford would reach an agreement, with a change in club management also complicating the situation at both ends, and McGugan even featured in a pre-season friendly for the Hornets last week.
With Watford busy making signings themselves, McGugan was surplus to requirements and he has signed a three-year contract with Sheffield Wednesday.
The 26-year-old was a popular recruit last season, and is likely to look even better this coming campaign if he can gel alongside fellow new signings Marco Matias and Alex Lopez.
|Team||Key Passes per game||Won Tackles per game||Interceptions per game||Goals||Assists||Appearances|
|Lewis McGugan||Sheff Wed||1.27||1.5||0.82||3||3||22|
McGugan barely featured for Watford last season, and only really flourished after making his loan move, which was originally for a few weeks and later extended for the rest of the season.
The Owls were a side in need of creativity and McGugan brought that to the team, and could continue to do so for the next three years.
Here is a look at how Sheffield Wednesday fans reacted to his signing being confirmed...
Delighted to see Mcgugan sign. A proper footballer and an absolute bargain at 300k. #swfc— Scott Wilkes (@scottwilkes88) July 16, 2015
So happy we have got McGugan back unreal midfield we have for next season now, Need a big striker now #swfc— Rob (@RobHirst9) July 16, 2015
Really enjoyed watching McGugan for us. The passing, quality on set pieces, the ease at changing direction. Delighted he's back! #swfc— Chris Brookes (@chris_brookes) July 16, 2015
Lewis McGugan! Soo happy to be a season ticket holder! #swfc— Ashley Betts (@Betts_Ash) July 16, 2015