West Ham midfielder who won Europa Conference League 'in talks' to join Championship club on permanent deal

Getty Images
A West Ham midfielder is reportedly in talks over a move to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday

West Ham midfielder Conor Coventry is in talks with Championship side Sheffield Wednesday over a permanent move away from the London Stadium, according to a report.

He has been on the bench a handful of times for the Hammers this season but has yet to make a senior appearance, with all of his minutes coming for the club's Under-21s side in either Premier League 2 or the EFL Trophy. Last season he played more of a role, as he featured in three of the Hammers' Europa Conference League group games, as well as playing a part in the qualifying round as West Ham went on to win the competition, with Coventry's appearances earlier in the tournament earning him a winners medal.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The 23-year-old gained Championship experience last term as he joined Rotherham United for the second half of the campaign. He made 16 appearances as the Millers secured survival in the second tier.

The Star reports the Owls were given permission to begin discussions on Sunday and the South Yorkshire club are keen to seal a permanent deal for the player, whose contract with West Ham runs out at the end of the season.

Playing in centre or defensive midfield, Coventry has been unable to break into the senior side under David Moyes this term despite the £105m departure of Declan Rice in the summer. Sheffield Wednesday are not the only club linked, with other Championship sides as well as teams from League One said to have an interest in the player.

It is unclear if Coventry's departure would pave the way for further signings, with Moyes clear on the subject of incomings after the 1-1 draw with Bristol City which saw Lucas Paqueta, Jarrod Bowen and Konstantinos Mavropanos forced off with injuries.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Asked if the injuries could mean the Hammers look to pull off more signings, Moyes said: “I don’t think so, I don’t think it would necessarily play a part. Obviously, if we’re going to lose people long-term but I’ve not heard anything to suggest anybody’s severe."

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.