Marco Matias open to Portugal return when Sheffield Wednesday contract expires

General view of outside of Hillsborough Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship between Sheffield Wednesday and Hull City at Hillsborough Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

The winger's Sheffield Wednesday deal expires in June.

22nd September 2018, Villa Park, Birmingham, England; EFL Championship football, Aston Villa versus Sheffield Wednesday; Marco Matias of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates scoring the first...

The Sheffield Wednesday winger, Marco Matias, has revealed that he is open to a return to Portugal next summer.

Matias is in the final year of his contract at Hillsborough and it is unclear at this stage whether a new one will be offered.

The 29-year-old has scored three goals and created one in 14 games for Wednesday this season, but has seen his Owls career beset by injuries.

 

And asked if a move back to his home country is possible, he told  "There is always that possibility.

"It is my country, a league that I love and with which I identify myself.

"Besides, there's nothing like being at home."

Despite Matias' comments, the former Nacional de Madeira player recently dropped a major hint that he wants to remain in Sheffield, opening up a Portuguese patisserie in the city centre.

That would suggest his future is largely in the hands of Sheffield Wednesday, a club whose financial problems are well-documented.

Matias has played 52 times for the Owls, scoring seven goals and creating five.

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Fans of Sheffield Wednesday look on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City at Hillsborough Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

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