Yorkshire news Andre Green's first words after completing Sheffield Wednesday switch MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The 22-year-old winger has today become the Owls' first January recruit, having been without a club since leaving Premier League Aston Villa at the end of the 2019/20 season
Breaking News ! New boy Andre Green is looking forward to reigniting his career after joining Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday. The 22-year-old winger, who left Aston Villa following the climax of the 2019/20 season, has today been snapped up on a free transfer by the Owls, penning an 18-month contract. Green, who spent loan spells at Preston North End and Charlton Athletic last term, could make his Wednesday debut against Everton in the FA Cup fourth round next week. His last competitive outing came in the Addicks 4-0 thumping at Leeds United last summer. He told the club's website: “I have been out of football for around six months but I have been waiting for the right opportunity and it had to be the right opportunity with the right club. Sheffield Wednesday feels perfect for me. Read More Related Articles Sheffield Wednesday's strongest line-up following the arrival of Andre Green Read More Related Articles Sheffield Wednesday announce the signing of winger Andre Green “It’s been a difficult time for me because football is all I’ve known but I wasn’t going to go anywhere where it didn’t feel right and this club just does." Solihull-born Green came through the ranks at Villa Park, making 48 senior appearances under four different managers. “I’m only 22 but I was at Villa for 15 years and I wanted the next step to be the right one," he said. "Villa is a big football club and Sheffield Wednesday is a big football club, I see a lot of parallels between the two. “Everybody knows Villa and everybody knows Wednesday. People say this club is a sleeping giant and they said the same about Villa in the Championship. Read More Related Articles How low-risk Sheffield Wednesday signing Andre Green could prove a shrewd piece of business Read More Related Articles Sheffield Wednesday fans react to impending signing of ex-Aston Villa wide man Andre Green “When I look at the table now it looks upside down. Sheffield Wednesday do not belong down there, we all know what has happened but now we need to get out of trouble and next season challenge around the play-off area.
. “I’m so looking forward to getting started with Wednesday," he said. "It’s been a difficult time being out of the game and we’ve all had the lockdown as well. But I have used that to my advantage, to try and be positive because that’s my nature. I know the pressures awaiting me playing for this football club but I am ready and equipped.
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"Everything that has happened has made me even hungrier to succeed. I was hungry anyway but what has been happening has just given me even more focus and even more desire. So I look at that period as a blessing in disguise. "This is the perfect place for me to settle into and make a name for myself. I am at the right age to do something special. I have my targets and I want to accomplish them with Wednesday. "This is the new start I wanted at the perfect club, it means the world to me to say to my family ‘here it is, this is it, Wednesday is my new home’. That is what this move means to me.”
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