Daniel Pudil wants Sheffield Wednesday stay

Daniel Pudil would be receptive to the idea of turning his loan move at Hillsborough into a permanent one.

The Czech international left Watford on a season long loan deal in August after Quique Sanchez Flores felt he had ample left-back cover in Jose Holebas, Ikechi Anya, Miguel Layun, Tommie Hoban and Nathan Ake.

Even though Holebas has fallen dramatically out of favour and will be moved on if a suitor can be found and the fact Layun joined Porto in a shock move, Sanchez Flores is still comfortable with his left-back options and even feels Miguel Britos can play there in an emergency.

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That leaves Pudil still well down the pecking order and even though his work-rate, personality and attitude endears him to many at at the training ground, the Hornets are likely to consider cashing in on him, particularly if they retain their Premier League status and therefore have the financial power to make Ake’s stay a permanent one.

Pudil has made 15 appearances for the Owls, scoring against Preston, and appears to be loving life in Yorkshire with Fernando Forestieri and Lewis McGugan.

“Sheffield Wednesday is one of the biggest clubs in the UK and there are so many supporters here,” the defender said in an interview with the Sheffield Star. “We all have one target and that is getting in the top six. I would like to stay in Sheffield. If the chairman wants me at the end of the season, I would be perfectly happy.”

The 30-year-old is contracted to Watford until 2017 and he has become a father for the second time while in Sheffield when his partner gave birth to their daughter in September.