The former Sheffield Wednesday loanee Frederico Venancio will spend the rest of this season in Spain.

Venancio was reported to have been a target for Wednesday in the summer transfer window (Yorkshire Live).

But the Owls instead signed Chey Dunkley at centre-half – a position in which they are currently well-stocked.

And Venancio has since signed a loan deal with Lugo, who play in Spanish football’s second tier.

Posting on Instagram after his move, the 27-year-old wrote:

Venancio still has two years left on his contract with Vitoria de Guimaraes, for whom he has played just 34 times since he joined them in 2018.

And he could find a former Wednesday colleague in charge by the time he returns.

According to Guimaraes Digital, the Portuguese side are considering hiring Bruno Lage, who was Carlos Carvalhal’s assistant at Hillsborough, to replace Tiago Mendes after the latter’s resignation on Thursday.

LISBON, PORTUGAL – 2019/08/10: Coach Bruno Lage of SL Benfica in action during the League NOS 2019/20 footballl match between SL Benfica vs FC Paços de Ferreira.
(Final score: SL Benfica 5 – 0 FC Paços de Ferreira). (Photo by David Martins/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Venancio played 25 times for the Owls and scored or assisted two goals.

Lugo are based around three hours north of Guimaraes, across the border between norther Portugal and north-west Spain.

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