Who is Chuks Aneke? Five facts about the MK Dons midfielder being linked with Sheffield Wednesday

28th October 2017, Hillsborough, Sheffield, England; EFL Championship football, Sheffield Wednesday versus Barnsley; General view of Hillsborough

Sheffield Wednesday are one of several clubs being credited with interest in the Milton Keynes Dons star.

Chuks Aneke of Milton Keynes Dons during the Sky Bet League One match between Milton Keynes Dons and Shrewsbury Town at StadiumMK on December 9, 2017 in Milton Keynes, England.

Chuks Aneke is the latest player to be linked with Sheffield Wednesday in the summer transfer window (Teamtalk).

Here are five things those of an Owls persuasion should know about the 25-year-old MK Dons star.

He's Arsenal raised...

Aneke joined the Gunners at the age of seven and progressed right through to first-team level, making his one and only appearance against Shrewsbury Town in September 2011. And he should be known to the Sheffield Wednesday manager, Steve Bruce, who turned to Arsenal to sign two of Aneke's former youth team colleagues, Isaac Hayden and Chupa Akpom, for Hull.

 

He's got an England background...

Aneke represented the country of his birth at under-16, 17, 18 and 19 levels, despite also being eligible to play for Nigeria.

Arsene Wenger said...

Via the official Arsenal website: "Chuks is a bit like Yaya Toure - he has body power and good technique.

"We had Yaya here [on trial] and for me Chuks is a bit similar because he can play behind the striker or in a deeper role as well.

"We will have to see where he will develop, it is not excluded that in the future he will play deeper in midfield."

Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure (R) holds up an award by his brother Kolo after playing for the last time for City in the English Premier League football match between...

Hasn't his career gone a bit downhill?

While that may be the case - with Aneke counting Stevenage, Preston, Crewe, where he particularly excelled, and Zulte Waragem among his former clubs - it does appear to be back on an upward curve. The Londoner scored 16 goals and set up three as MK Dons secured promotion back to League One at the first time of asking last season. And it looks as though he may even skip the third tier this time around.

What's his situation?

Aneke, who turns 26 next month, finds himself out of contract this summer. MK Dons have understandably offered him a new one, but are powerless to prevent him leaving for nothing, with Sheffield Wednesday, along with QPR, Hull, Wigan, Barnsley and Portsmouth, named as an interested party by Teamtalk.

MK Don's Chuks Aneke tees up his shot and scores the second goal for MK Don's     during the Sky Bet League 2 match between MK Dons and Yeovil Town at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes on Saturday...

Would Aneke be a good addition for Sheffield Wednesday?

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