DONE DEAL : Sheffield Wednesday Announce Signing Of Former Derby County Man

Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed an agreement to recruit Max Lowe on a free transfer when his Sheffield United contract expires on July 1st.

Lowe, who has been on The Blades’ books for the past four years, crosses the Steel City divide in search of regular football after starting only four games for Chris Wilder’s side last season. His minutes have been limited in previous years due to a variety of injuries, so he’ll be looking to get off to a good start at Hillsborough. The 27-year-old is capable of playing left defender, left wing-back, and holding midfield, making him a versatile addition to Danny Röhl’s team as they try to improve on their 20th place finish in the Championship last season.

Lowe also has youth international experience, having played for England at the Under-16, 17, 18, and 20 levels before breaking through at Derby County. The new man at Hillsborough is undoubtedly an experienced operator, having spent time on loan at Shrewsbury Town, Aberdeen, and Nottingham Forest, where he started 19 games for Steve Cooper’s team in their 2021/22 promotion-winning season.

Max Lowe: Nottingham Forest sign Sheffield United's ex-Derby left-back on  season's loan - BBC Sport

He is likely to become only the third player to play in both the Steel City and East Midlands derbies, having previously represented Derby, Nottingham Forest, and Sheffield United. He would join David McGoldrick and Terry Curran in this rare club.

Lowe might provide some solid challenge for the immensely experienced Marvin Johnson, who started 25 of Wednesday’s games last season, mostly at left wing-back. Last month, the club exercised its option to extend the 33-year-old’s deal.

He becomes the Owls’ second free transfer signing in a matter of days, following the revelation of an agreement to sign Ben Hamer on July 1st, as his contract with Watford expires.

Writer’s View:

Max Lowe opens up on Nottingham Forest loan move and Sheffield United  future ahead of key season - YorkshireLive

Max Lowe can likely be a valuable component of a Championship squad, as he proved with Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United between 2021 and 2023. However, adding a player who has only started four times in the previous season is always a risk, therefore Wednesday supporters will be hoping that Pays off. After narrowly avoiding relegation in a difficult season last time out, Danny Röhl and his club will face little expectation of challenging for anything close to the play-off spots. Solidity and safety will be the goals this time around, and playing with a squad with few expectations and receiving regular minutes may be precisely what the player needs to relaunch a once-promising career.

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