Sheffield Wednesday in discussions over popular winger’s potential exit

Marvin Johnson was back on the pitch for Sheffield Wednesday on Friday.
Marvin Johnson was back on the pitch for Sheffield Wednesday on Friday.

Johnson was a huge figure for the Owls last season, featuring all season for the club as they secured promotion out of League One and into the Championship, however he has fallen completely out of favour under the new manager, Xisco.

It was reported earlier this week that Wednesday were open to the idea of letting the former Middlesbrough man leave, and it’s now understood that Derby hold out a hope of getting something done before the window closes at 11pm this evening.

Daily Telegraph reported, Mike McGrath, has said that there is ‘no agreement’ in place as of yet…

He said in a post on Twitter, “Derby County are interested in Sheffield Wednesday winger Marvin Johnson. No agreement yet after discussions over a loan. The 32yr-old has not been in matchday squads under Xisco Munoz during club’s four straight defeats in the Championship.”

The Star understands that part of the hold-up is regarding the terms of a loan fee in order to let Johnson leave, and it remains to be seen whether Paul Warne’s Derby will be able to reach an arrangement in that sense that would be acceptable for both clubs.

Johnson is into the final year of his contract, and would be seen as a very solid addition for Derby as they look to emulate the Owls this season by securing promotion out of the third tier at the second time of asking.