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Let The Beevers Rumours Begin...

Let The Beevers Rumours Begin...

Mark Beevers has been the major plus for the Owls in a lacklustre 2007-08 campaign, but Wednesday could well spend the summer fending off clubs eyeing his signature.

Beevers won the Wickes Young Apprentice Of The Year last season after breaking in to the Owls first team due to injuries and almost immediately penning down a starting shirt for himself.

Former boss Paul Sturrock gave him rave reviews during his time at the club, despite never playing him, insisting he could well be a future England player.

And Wednesday can expect a number of enquiries for the young centre-back from Barnsley, with a number of the bigger Premiership clubs already being linked with a move for him this season.

And now the BBC gossip column is reporting that Beevers has turned down a £2m approach from Champions League and Premier League finalists Chelsea to stay at the club, according to a report from the Daily Star.

People may well take what comes from the tabloids with a pinch of salt, but sources close to Vital Sheffield Wednesday insist that Chelsea, as well as other clubs including Manchester United and Newcastle, have been keeping tabs on Beevers long before he made it in to the Wednesday first team.

Owls fans and management alike will be more than keen to hold on to arguably their most vital and valuable player this summer, although should a bid be forthcoming, fans can be assured they can get a good sum for the youngster, with Beevers penning a four-year deal with the club in January.

And Beevers revealed to the official SWFC website that he loves the club and is ignoring the current speculation.

He told the club's official website: "I've just thought of it as speculation. I've come in for training and people have told me that clubs are in for me.

"But I've just got to keep my feet on the ground really and just carry on working hard in every game I play in.

"I don't listen too much to what people have to say and just concentrate on my game.

"I love Sheffield Wednesday, I love the fans and I love playing every game I play in for the club. It has been a great season for me."

Nevertheless, we can expect a summer full of rumours about where the central defender's future lies, let the fun begin...

Writer:Nick
Date:Thursday May 29 2008
Time: 9:54AM

Comments

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If someone does buy him then i hope they take good care of him.... maybe the spice girls will make a £4m bid? After all, they took good care of their beevers
Norman
29/05/2008 10:08:00
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nice one norman!
WORKSOP..OWL
29/05/2008 10:35:00
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Most important things if we sell are addons, especially after international/club appearences, and first option to loan him straight back out again.
will_swfc9
29/05/2008 10:37:00
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beevers himself turns down 2mill move to chelsea.
mick66owl
29/05/2008 10:46:00
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I realise that we are now a selling club, I've defended previous sales over financial neccessity, but we have the potential for the best defence in the division, with Brian looking to add stregnth in the centre of midfield and pace up front we have a chance next season. Just for once let's try to keep hold of the players we want to.
robc
29/05/2008 10:58:00
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Hi Chaps, did you miss me (who...)! I have a feeling he will be on his way (he was featured as A Rather Fantastic Prospect recently by The Guardian - made a pleasant change to see a proper team in there!!), but I agree with robc - we don't really want to be losing the defence! BTW - good one Norman tee hee hee!
katy_kanga
29/05/2008 11:05:00
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Sorry for being picky, but i'm pretty sure Sturrock gave Beevers his debut for Wednesday away at Southampton a few years back, i think we drew 0-0 that night
johnnywalker69
29/05/2008 11:21:00
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THE GUARDIAN!!!!!!!!!!! katy_kanga are you a 50 year old geography teacher?!
mansfieldowl
29/05/2008 11:36:00
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NO just NO allright. hes on a four year deal i dont care how much we get for him add ons included. brunt and whelan forced our hand and bougerra was a mercenary this lads gotta stay if we can build on our defence excelent young defence by adding to a midfield of watson, mcallister and small and find a consistant partner for sodje (maybe one of the players we all ready have) and steer clear of injuries i really dont see why we cant be challenging next season. we cant start selling players who dont want to leave especially players weve brought through it isnt even like the money will be spent on the team we should be challenging for the playoffs every year not fighting relegation to the leeds league
owler
29/05/2008 11:38:00
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he will go after season ticket sale deadline and the fans who havent renewed or bought new season tickets will be blamed.
mick66owl
29/05/2008 11:42:00
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