Semedo returns for another year, but Sheffield Wednesday fans split on Twitter

Sheffield Wednesday's Jose Semedo during a press conference ahead of Sheffield Wednesday's match against Arsenal

The Owls stalwart has extended his contract until 2017.

Sheffield Wednesday's Jose Semedo during a press conference ahead of Sheffield Wednesday's match against Arsenal

Jose Semedo has signed a one-year contract extension at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Portuguese midfielder is one of the Owls' longest serving players, having arrived at Hillsborough almost five years ago to the day.

He wasted little time securing a place in Wednesdayites' hearts, going on to be crowned player of the year in his first season in South Yorkshire, which culminated in the club's promotion back to the Championship.

Sheffield Wednesday fans wear Jose Semedo masks at Nottingham ForestSheffield Wednesday fans wear Jose Semedo masks at Nottingham Forest

Gradual improvement followed for Wednesday, who are now managed by Semedo's compatriot Carlos Carvalhal, and while his on field impact has understandably waned during their ascent to the upper echelons of tier two, his behind the scenes influence has not.

Despite likely interest elsewhere, the 31-year-old's future was barely in doubt as soon as Wednesday's offer materialised.

Sheffield Wednesday's Jose Semedo (R) and Sheffield United's Nick Montgomery in actionSemedo tussles with then Sheffield United midfielder Nick Montgomery

"Special times. Can't wait for the challenge ahead," Semedo tweeted after his Hillsborough stay was confirmed. 

He added, in reference to his autobiography: "Lots of love to all the fans, thanks for all your support ready to #WinTheDay for #swfc"

The feeling is, by and large, mutual, with many supporters taking to Twitter to celebrate their hero's return.

There was, however, some skepticism, with Semedo starting a mere seven Championship matches last season...

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