Vincent Sasso gives clear response when asked about long-term Sheffield Wednesday future

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Vincent Sasso says he wants to stay at Sheffield Wednesday beyond the end of the season.

Sheffield Wednesday defender Vincent Sasso has told the Sheffield Star that he would want a longer-term deal with the Owls this summer.

Sasso, 25, struggled to really established himself during spells with Nantes, Beira-Mar and Braga, and chose to try his hand at English football when he signed for Wednesday on loan last summer.

The French centre back has become a regular at Hillsborough under Carlos Carvalhal, making 16 appearances so far, including 90 minutes in today's 1-0 away defeat at Preston North End.

However, Sasso is set to return to Braga at the end of the season, and the Owls do have a number of options at the back. Players like Michael Turner, Sam Hutchinson, Tom Lees and Glenn Loovens will all be vying for places in the back four, meaning Sasso will have plenty of competition if he stays long-term.

Factor in that the Owls may win promotion to the Premier League and end up looking for other defenders once Sasso's loan deal ends - but the centre back appears keen on a deal.

Speaking to the Sheffield Star before today's defeat at Preston, Sasso suggested that he would like to stay as he is enjoying his time in Yorkshire - but acknowledged that there is a long time until his deal expires, and no decision will likely be made until the summer.

"Yeah," said Sasso when asked whether he wants to stay with Wednesday. "The most important thing for the moment is to take it game by game, but of course I am really enjoying Sheffield and the way we play, so I would like to stay."

"There is still a long time, so the most important (thing) is to focus on the games we have and we will see at the end of the season," he added.

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