Young midfielder Tariq Uwakwe had been on trial with Sheffield Wednesday for the past few weeks, and while he’s returned to Chelsea for the moment, Wednesday are still keeping tabs on the situation and could yet sign him either on loan or on a permanent transfer.
Sheffield Wednesday are trying sign Tariq Uwakwe. The deal could be get sorted by the end of the week. They have made a formal approach. A permanent move likely but loan with a view to buy a possibility. The manager Darren Moore has been keen on him for some time #CFC— CarefreeYouth (@CarefreeYouth) July 29, 2021
Owls boss Darren Moore was suitably impressed by the 21-year-old during his time training with the team — as well as fellow trialist Sylvester Jasper of Fulham — but there are apparently other options available as well for our Academy graduate.
“They’ve both gone back to their respective clubs. We thank them, they did really, really well but now they’ve gone back. I think they’ve got one or two other options maybe elsewhere, but they did really well and I was quite impressed with them.”
-Darren Moore; source: The Sheffield Star
Uwakwe, who has one year left on his Chelsea contract, spent last season on loan at Accrington Stanley, but his time at the League One side was affected by an injury that limited him to just over 1200 minutes across 21 appearances. Hopefully he’ll have better luck wherever he lands next.
Led to believe that, although his trial ended and he went back to Chelsea, #SWFC would still be open to signing Tariq Uwakwe from #CFC if the opportunity arose…— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) July 30, 2021
He impressed Darren Moore, and they’re keeping tabs on the 21-year-old’s situation. https://t.co/5RkhkXCYEM ⚽️