Swindon Town manager John Sheridan says he can see why Akin Odimayo has been linked with Sheffield Wednesday but warns he has a lot to learn, Swindon Advertiser report.
A recent report by TEAMtalk claimed Wednesday, Derby County, Stoke City and Preston North End were all monitoring the youngster’s progress ahead of the summer.
Odimayo only joined Swindon last summer from Championship side Reading.
But the 21-year-old has quickly established himself as a top prospect in League One, making 25 league starts for Swindon and impressing despite the team’s struggles.
Speaking to the Swindon Advertiser, former Owls player Sheridan says he hasn’t heard of any concrete interest in his young talent but admits he wouldn’t be surprised.
“I’m not aware of any interest – I haven’t seen that anywhere. I can see why teams are interested, but he’s been in and out of the team here. He’s performed well at times and then he hasn’t performed well. He’s a young lad who’s learning the game, and he’s got a lot to learn still. He needs to be consistently performing well if it’s Championship clubs looking at him and a move does work out,” Sheridan explained.
Odimayo can feature both as a centre-back and as a right-back.
Swindon are currently 23rd in League One, two points adrift of ACF Wimbledon and safety following a run of three straight defeats. It seems it will go down to the wire.
The Robins will surely lose Odimayo in the event of relegation to League Two.
Wednesday, meanwhile, may be looking at him as they plan for the future. The Owls are also in danger of relegation as they sit seven points adrift of safety.
With Tom Lees, Joost van Aken, Moses Odubajo and Osaze Urhoghide all out of contract this summer, Wednesday will likely have a rebuilding job on their hands in defence.