Frederico Venancio was one of the few success stories in a disappointing season for Sheffield Wednesday but it is still not certain that he will be playing his football at Hillsborough next season.
The centre-back endured a slow start to life in the Steel City but ended the 2017/18 campaign as a bonafide fans’ favourite with chants of ‘sign him up’ echoing around Hillsborough during the final day clash with Norwich City.
And supporters could get their wish. It is understood that Wednesday would like to sign Venancio on a permanent basis from Primeira Liga outfit Vitoria Setubal – and a price-tag of just £800,000, according to the Star, makes a deal possible.
The Star adds, however, that Sheffield Wednesday are not the only Championship side who would like to sign Venancio this summer - and this could suggest that Leeds United are on the prowl again.
But Venancio, in 20 Championship starts for Wednesday, proved that he can thrive in English football and a price-tag of £800,000 would make him far cheaper than Swansea defender Bartley.
It is understood that Venancio would be happy to re-join Wednesday this summer, but that doesn’t mean Leeds shouldn’t at least attempt to sign him again.