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Liam Palmer opens up about his Sheffield Wednesday future ahead of contract expiry

Sheffield Wednesday veteran Liam Palmer has discussed his future at the club.

Palmer, 32, enters this summer with 436 Sheffield Wednesday appearances to his name, 34 of which come in the 2023/24 Championship campaign.

The versatile former Owls academy man has been in and out of the side in the early parts of the campaign but has become a mainstay under Danny Rohl in the second half of the season.

There were only three games in 2024 in which Palmer did not appear. He also started the last six games, scoring crucial goals in games against Stoke City and on the final day of the season against Sunderland.

But Palmer is out of contract in the summer, along with the likes of Barry Bannan and Josh Windass, among others.

Bannan has already hinted he is set to stay at Hillsborough, while Windass revealed his agent is in talks with the club about his next steps.

And now Palmer has also discussed his future.

Liam Palmer of Sheffield Wednesday during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday at the King Power Stadium in...
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Liam Palmer discusses the future of Sheffield Wednesday

Speaking to Football Heaven, Palmer revealed his representatives are finalizing his future at the club but did not comment on whether he will stay or leave.

Palmer said: “I think it was probably best for the club to look at what division we would be in, there are a lot of factors around their decision.

“I will leave it up to my representatives to speak to the club and hopefully get something sorted out fairly quickly.”

Palmer made his league debut for the Owls as early as the 2010/11 season. He has become a huge fan favorite and a source of important goals too, scoring the crucial equalizer in the memorable play-off comeback against Peterborough United last season.

Liam Palmer of Sheffield Wednesday scores his side's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match against Sunderland at the O...
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A factor that may keep Liam Palmer at Sheffield Wednesday

Windass has previously revealed that he and some of his team-mates are waiting to see what happens with Rohl this summer before committing to their own future.

And Palmer may be the same; really started to shine under Rohl this season, with Rohl finally discovering Palmer’s ability to play multiple positions as well as his ability to score big goals.

Rohl will need to keep hold of experienced players like Palmer this summer and Sheffield Wednesday are certainly looking to bring in a horde of younger players to start laying the foundations for the future.

There is apparently talk of a new contract for Rohl, and if he stays, it could trigger a lot of positive changes in S6, with Palmer potentially remaining one of them.

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