Burnley and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has joined Danish side Aarhus on loan for the 2023/24 season.

The 26-year-old was a target for a number of sides this summer, with Sheffield Wednesday being one of them.

Peacock-Farrell spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Hillsborough and upon the Owls’ return to the Championship, it was said that Sheffield Wednesday wanted to bring the Burnley man back.

But the former Leeds United man has now sealed a surprise move to Aarhus in the Danish top flight. And speaking to the club (via Lancs Live), Peacock-Farrell explained the thinking behind his move.

He said:

“It was an exciting opportunity. I had some options elsewhere in England and when I looked, I thought it was a great opportunity to come here and try something new. A different experience, a culture, a new league and ultimately test myself and better myself. It was a no-brainer to come here.

“My ambition, like every goalkeeper, is to play as many games as possible. Ultimately I’m going to come here and train hard and integrate with the group and work hard on the pitch, and in the end, it’s up to the manager to decide.”

So far this summer, Sheffield Wednesday have signed Reece James and Juan Delgado, with Xisco Munoz having less than two weeks to work on his new side before the 2023/24 season kicks off at home to Southampton.

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Time to move on…

Peacock-Farrell unsurprisingly had a number of suitors this summer and a return to Sheffield Wednesday would’ve been great for the club, but given their recent struggles, a return for the Burnley man started to look unlikely.

Munoz still needs another first-team goalkeeper to play as back up to Cameron Dawson and so expect the Spaniard to have a number of targets on his shortlist.

Landing whoever is on his shortlist is going to be tough given that it’s now very close to the start of the season, and when the season actually starts, it’s going to be even more difficult.

But there’s still more than a month of the window left and time for Wednesday to put together a good side.