Sheffield Wednesday’s loan stars have impressed in recent weeks, but which, if any, could return to Hillsborough next season?

We at SWN have assessed each of their situations…

Michael Hector

4th March 2019, Hillsborough, Sheffield, England; EFL Championship football, Sheffield Wednesday versus Sheffield United; Michael Hector of Sheffield Wednesday watches the play (photo by Conor Molloy/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Why he might be back…

He appears to have really embraced his spell up north, and is loved by fans and colleagues alike because of it. Irrespective of how well he’s done, he’s not getting into the Chelsea team any time soon.

Why he won’t…

He’s set to enter the final year of his contract, and Chelsea are likely to favour a permanent transfer rather than risk losing him for nothing next summer. His performances at Hillsborough may have attracted clubs of greater stature and with healthier finances.

Chances: 5/10

Achraf Lazaar

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Achraf Lazaar of Sheffield Wednesday (R) challenged by Oli McBurnie of Swansea City (C) during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City at Hillsborough Stadium on February 23, 2019 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

Why he might be back…

He’s spent the past two-and-a-half years out of favour on Tyneside – a situation that doesn’t look like changing soon. He appears to have settled in well at Wednesday.

Why he won’t…

The Owls should have Matt Penney fit by then, and are likely to prioritise other positions.

Chances: 3/10


Josh Onomah

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Josh Onomah of Sheffield United and Paul Gallagher of Preston North End compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Preston North End at Hillsborough Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)


Why he might be back…

The England Under-21 midfielder is unlikely to break into Tottenham’s plans. He shares a positive relationship with Wednesday boss Steve Bruce, who will be frustrated by Onomah’s recent absence and may want another spell managing the player.

Why he won’t…

He was said to have interest from Bundesliga clubs in January, and Spurs may opt to cash in. They are unlikely to have been impressed by Onomah’s Owls spell, although the current regime cannot be blamed for that.

Chances: 2/10

Rolando Aarons

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – MARCH 04: Rolando Aarons of Sheffield Wednesday is tackled by Kieran Dowell of Sheffield United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United at Hillsborough Stadium on March 04, 2019 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Why he might be back…

Though still in its embryonic stage, this is arguably the winger’s most successful spell away from the Magpies. That said, he’s still quite a way down the St James’ Park pecking order.

Why he won’t…

Even if Newcastle aren’t impressed by Aarons’ spell at Hillsborough, plenty others might be.

Chances: 6/10

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