Sheffield Wednesday's new owner confirms he funded Lewis Baker and Will Keane signings before takeover

Dejphon Chansiri helped fund the loan moves from Chelsea and Manchester United.

Sheffield Wednesday got themselves a new owner yesterday, as 100 per cent of the club was passed over to a Thai consortium. Milan Mandaric has been looking to sell the club for a while now and the consortium, headed by Thai businessman Dejphon Chansiri, have finally made his wish come true.

But while the official takeover only happened yesterday, it has now been revealed that the new owner has already had a helping hand in a couple of recent arrivals at Hillsborough.

In the announcement of the news on the official Sheffield Wednesday website it was stated:

"It can be revealed that during the period of negotiations that have taken place between the two parties recently, Mr Chansiri has made funds available to assist the club in bringing in two recent loan signings from Chelsea and Manchester United."

Those two players must be Wednesday's recent recruits Lewis Baker and Will Keane.

Baker was signed on loan at the start of the month from Chelsea whilst Keane arrived at the club a week ago on a deal until the end of the season.

The new owner confirmed he had helped facilitate these moves before he had completed a takeover of the club. He told the Sheffield Wednesday website. He also stated how he hoped to continue adding to the squad before the end of the current transfer window:

“I was very pleased to help Milan with his plans to strengthen the squad and I am hopeful that now everything is agreed we can work together to bring in additions to the team before the end of the transfer window. We haven’t got long but we will all work very hard to strengthen the team for the second half of the season.”

It is certainly an exciting time for Wednesday fans. With a new owner and a great manager at the helm in Stuart Gray, they might just be knocking on the Premier League door before you know it.

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