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Report: Osaze Urhoghide committed to Owls cause amid Leeds United interest

According to the Sheffield Star, Osaze Urhoghide is fully concentrated on Sheffield Wednesday’s survival attempts amid reports of Leeds United and Crystal Palace interest.

The talented defender is out of contract with the Owls in the summer.

Wednesday are already set to lose one of their best talents in Liam Shaw, with the young midfielder signing a pre-contract agreement with Scottish Premiership side Celtic.

Urhoghide is another who the Owls could potentially lose for next-to-nothing.

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According to a recent report by Football League World, Leeds United and Crystal Palace are keen on him while Club Brugges in Belgium are also monitoring his progress.

The Star, however, claim Urhoghide is fully committed to the Owls cause and not thinking about his own future beyond this season.

Wednesday are deep in relegation trouble as they currently embark on a six-game losing run and sit seven points adrift of safety with only 12 Championship games remaining.

Urhoghide, however, is one of their shining lights of late and the 20-year-old started Wednesday’s most recent encounter under newly appointed manager Darren Moore.

The versatile defender can play in the middle or out on the left, making a total of eight Championship appearances for Wednesday to date this season.

Supporters will be desperate for the club to tie him down to a longer deal.

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But the Owls have allowed themselves to get in a mess with several other first-team members such as Adam Reach and Tom Lees also out of contract in the summer.

Urhohgide’s reported commitment is commendable, but a drop to League One would surely see clubs come calling for the talented youngster this summer.

Leeds, meanwhile, have enjoyed a decent camapign on their return to the Premier League and it makes sense for the Whites to build for the future.

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