Daniel Pudil: I would like to stay with Sheffield Wednesday permanently

Sheffield Wednesday

Watford loanee Pudil has admitted he is open to staying with Sheffield Wednesday permanently.

Pudil arrived on loan at Sheffield Wednesday from Watford during the summer transfer window, and he has told the Star that he would like to stay with the Owls past the end of his temporary stay.

Pudil said: “I wanted to be at a club for a season or move permanently. I am not just doing this for myself but also my family. My son is going to school and I don’t want to bring him here for seven to eight months and move him again. I would like to stay in Sheffield. If the chairman wants me at the end of the season, I would be perfectly happy.”

Pudil, 29, agreed a season-long loan switch from Watford, joining Wednesday after three years with the Hornets.

A real fan favourite at Watford, he has already endeared himself to Wednesday fans with performances of desire and work rate, making three appearances for the Owls so far this season.

He is Carlos Carvalhal’s first-choice left-back, and if he continues with the kind of form he has been showing, Wednesday will have every desire to bring him in permanently over the summer.

Pudil is certainly open to making the switch to the Championship a full-time stay, and Watford are sure to sanction that deal due to the low chances he has of breaking back into the Hornets’ first-team.

Ikechi Anya and Jose Holebas are clear first choice left-backs, and although Pudil impressed, there have always been doubts about his ability to cut it in the Premier League.

A permanent move to Hillsborough would seemingly suit all parties, and it would come as no surprise to see the Czech international make the switch to Wednesday next summer.

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