Sheffield Wednesday trialist Ben Heneghan has received a contract offer from a currently unnamed League Two side, as confirmed by a report from The Star.
The 29-year-old has been a free agent, following his departure from Hillsborough in the summer but despite training with the Championship side, the player is keen to get back to playing as quickly as possible and that could see him drop down to League Two.
Who is Ben Heneghan?
The defender joined Sheffield Wednesday from AFC Wimbledon last summer but suffered a knee injury which limited his progression under former boss Darren Moore.
The former Sheffield United man has been training with the Championship side following his release in June but has been at the receiving end of at least one contract offer since the conclusion of the transfer window.
What has the manager said?
Sheffield Wednesday boss Xisco hasn’t publicly ruled out a move for the defender, who has been featuring for the club’s U21s in recent weeks and is expected to feature in Tuesday’s match against Burnley.
However, with the player proving his fitness at youth level, Sheffield Wednesday have left a spot open in their official EFL squad list, which could open the door for Heneghan to re-sign for the football club.
What’s been said?
Adding additional information to their report, The Star has speculated that the additional space has been left for an attacking option rather than a defender.
Similarly, they also confirm that it is unlikely that Heneghan will be offered a contract at Hillsborough as things stand, which could push him to move elsewhere.
Heneghan is arguably a very good League One defender and would be a steal for any League Two side. No side has been named as a destination for the defender, but it’s likely that a side like Wrexham or Salford could be a potential destination.
However, Sheffield Wednesday may be forced to change their decision should an injury, suspension or a change of heart occur before the player signs for another EFL side.