Radoslaw Cierzniak confirms he ignored advisor and turned down Sheffield Wednesday offer

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Goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak rejected the chance to train with Sheffield Wednesday on the day he signed for Wisla Krakow.

Former Dundee United goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak has told Przeglądem Sportowym that he rejected the chance to go on trial with Sheffield Wednesday on the day he signed for Wisla Krakow despite his advisor’s best efforts.

The 32-year-old, who has a solitary cap for the Polish national team, said that he didn’t have to think about a move to the Ekstraklasa side but was told to wait by his representative.

‘’I did not have to think for a moment about the offer from Krakow,’’ Cierzniak told the Polish publication. ‘’My advisor suggested I should wait but I didn’t want to.

‘’Even on the day of signing the contract with Wisla, I got told I would have to stop because Sheffield Wednesday had invited me for a trial. I did not want to act silly to the people who brought me here [Wisla Krakow].’’

Have Sheffield Wednesday missed out?

Although the Polish ‘keeper has a respectable reputation in Scotland, he would have likely been back up to the impressive Keiren Westwood at Hillsborough anyway.

Carlos Carvanhal went out and added former Crystal Palace keeper Lewis Price to his squad instead and it’s impossible to say which one would have been the better choice.

Both are of a similar age and both have been capped by their respective national side in the past, albeit not too recently.

Cierzniak has the added advantage of a lot more game time than the former Derby County goalkeeper in the past. However, as the role at the South Yorkshire club is likely to be that of a back-up goalkeeper, then it could be argued that Price has a lot more experience of how to deal with it better. 

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