Norwich City transfer rumours: Canaries could face competition for Harrison Reed’s signature

PUBLISHED: 12:44 20 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:15 21 May 2018

Harrison Reed is reportedly interesting Sheffield Wednesday. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Harrison Reed is reportedly interesting Sheffield Wednesday. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Norwich City could face competition from Sheffield Wednesday for Harrison Reed’s signature if the midfielder becomes available this summer.

Reed is reportedly on the radar of Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay, who is looking to strengthen the Owls midfield during the close season.

The 23-year-old impressed during a season-long loan spell with the Canaries from parent club Southampton and head coach Daniel Farke has made no secret of his admiration for the player.

It remains to be seen what impact Southampton preserving their Premier League status could have on Reed’s future and any decision is likely to have to wait until the future of manager Mark Hughes is sorted with the Welshman only signing a short-term contract at St Mary’s upon his appointment in March. Hughes is expected to be rewarded with a three-year deal with the Saints.

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Reed admitted he has enjoyed playing regularly under Farke and has no desire to head back to the south coast if he isn’t in the manager’s first team thoughts.

Back in February he was already thinking about what the future might bring.

“I haven’t really sat down and thought about my future but there will come a time in the season where I will sit down with my agent, my family, and see what opportunities arise,” said Reed, who showed his versatility during the second half of the season in a right back role.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here. From the first day I walked through the door the boys have been brilliant and I’ve really enjoyed being in the city.

“Coming away this season, playing regular football and when it comes to 3pm Saturday being in the starting XI and walking out in front of a packed crowd, that’s something I want to continue.

“I don’t feel like I want to go back to sitting in the stands, training all week and then on a Saturday not being involved. That’s not something I want to do and I think if you asked many footballers, they would agree.

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“So next season I’ll look to progress again, whether that be here or we’ll see what other opportunities arise.

“Definitely it’s opened my eyes. Being at Southampton and a Premier League club is great. But playing in the under-23s and not really coming up against men maybe halted my career a little bit.

“Some coming to Norwich and playing week in week out, getting the game time I have done has really opened my eyes and I feel like I’ve progressed.”

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