The Sheffield Wednesday captain Tom Lees has signed up to the agency which represents his manager, Garry Monk, and two of his teammates.
Lees had been on the books of New Era Global Sports Management but has since moved to OmniSports, as confirmed by the latter on Friday.
NEW SIGNING! 📝 We are delighted to welcome @swfc defender Tom Lees to the OmniSports team. We’re looking forward to working with you, Tom! 💥⚽️ #NewSigning #WelcomeTom #OmniSports pic.twitter.com/RMdmMwmqkH
— OmniSports (@OmniSports_) February 28, 2020
What that means is perhaps very little, although with less than 18 months left on his contract at Hillsborough it could be a sign of the 29-year-old’s intent to either open talks with Wednesday or look for another club.
If it is the former then having a fellow OmniSports client for a boss is unlikely to harm Lees’ cause.
That has, however, done little to help Sam Hutchinson or Sam Winnall, who the agency also represents.
The Wednesday pair are each out of contract at the end of the campaign and have failed to feature in any of Monk’s last five matchday squads, with Hutchinson missing an additional one on top of that.
Monk insisted recently that Winnall is continuing to train as usual, although he was less clear about the former Chelsea midfielder’s situation.
Hutchinson is rumoured to have been banished from first-team affairs, alongside Keiren Westwood and David Bates.