Pudil to wait by the phone in France, hopes for Wednesday move

Sheffield Wednesday's Daniel Pudil waves to fans

The Watford defender is hoping to secure a permanent switch to Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday's Daniel Pudil waves to fansDaniel Pudil wants to join Sheffield Wednesday permanently

Czech full back Daniel Pudil has told Czech newspaper Blesk that he will be sitting by the phone in France this summer as he hopes to secure a permanent switch to Sheffield Wednesday from Watford.

Pudil has been on loan at Hillsborough this season, having found himself surplus to requirements under former Hornets manager Quique Flores.

He has played an integral role in the Yorkshire club’s promotion push, one that saw the Owls reach the playoff off final, only to be denied at the final hurdle by stunning goal from Hull City’s Mohamed Diamé.

But that defeat hasn’t put Pudil off seeking a switch to Wednesday, something he has repeatedly asked for in recent weeks.

And he will be keeping tabs on the progress of any move when in France with the Czech Republic this summer.

Sheffield Wednesday's Daniel Pudil (L) and Keiren WestwoodSheffield Wednesday's Daniel Pudil (L) and Keiren Westwood

"Sheffield Wednesday want to keep me but there is negotiations to be done,” he told Czech newspaper Blesk.

“It must be arranged by the clubs.

“I am going to concentrate on the national team and wait for the phone to ring, if anything comes.

Sheffield Wednesday's Daniel Pudil scores their third goalPudil in action for Wednesday

“We will see what the situation is over the next few weeks.

“Who knows what will happen during the European Championships?”

Pudil has made 42 appearances for Sheffield Wednesday this season, scoring two goals in what has been a productive season for the full back.

Sheffield Wednesday's Daniel Pudil celebrates scoring their third goalWill Pudil get the call confirming a permanent switch?

It is thought that Wednesday are keen on making the move permanent, a move that is reflected by Pudil who has frequently stated his desire to join the Owls following his loan spell.

Pudil is part of a Czech Republic side who will face Croatia, Turkey and Spain in Group D at this summer’s European Championships.

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