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Owls sign giant striker Atdhe Nuhiu

Wednesday have signed 6ft 6in striker Atdhe Nuhiu on a free transfer from Rapid Vienna.

The 23-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the Owls and his transfer is subject to clearance from the FA, Football League and FIFA.

Nuhiu, a former Austria under-21 international, had been tracked by Premier League side Crystal Palace this summer, with the striker having a trial spell with the Eagles, but the Owls have swooped to secure his signature.

He said: "I have had interest from Sheffield Wednesday for some time but as a professional footballer, you talk to other clubs, this is natural.

"But this club always felt right for me, it feels comfortable and I am very happy to be here.

"I am a typical box player and if I get the service I can score the goals.

"Sheffield Wednesday is a strong name throughout Europe and I am looking forward to starting training and playing with my new club."

Nuhiu had been on loan with Turkish side Eskişehirspor last season before his contract with Rapid expired.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 25 2013

Time: 6:20PM

Your Comments

Know nothing about him but prepared to give him a chance Sounds a rough diamond and must have something about him if Palace were taking a look. Another option
spirtySWFC
Looks one for the future nice to see MM investing in the team.
Alex Wadd
Well happy with this signing. this was written a couple of days ago - Palace are in pole position for Nuhiu but a number of other Premier League sides are showing interest - We played the second half of last season in play off form and only need a few quality signings and I am happy with what we have done so far. DJ seems unfazed and doesn't panic buy. MM would be mad to sell now. I smell the play offs.
Radon Barrier
 

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