Sheffield Wednesday are in ‘talks’ with teenage striker Bailey Cadamarteri over the possibility of signing his first-ever professional contract with the club, according to The star journalist Joe Crann.
The Truth: Gradual Progress
The 16-year-old has come through the ranks at Middlewood Road, having first shown his talents in the Owls’ U18 side. More recently, his evolution has led him to evolve in U23 and to train occasionally alongside the first team.
It has previously been reported that the youngster’s impressive progress has caught the eye of Premier League clubs Manchester City and West Ham, but despite interest from the top flight, Cadamarteri is believed to be very keen to stay in Yorkshire and to fight for his place in the blue and white stripes.
The Latest: Cadamarteri ready to commit
In a social media post TwitterCrann has revealed that before the striker turns 17 next week he is likely to put pen to paper on a professional deal with Wednesday.
He wrote: “I have been told SWFC are in preliminary talks with the teenage striker, and it is believed he is keen to commit to the club. He can sign on Monday.
Expanding in his column for The Star, the reporter claimed talks had been “open”, with the club looking to complete the signing “as soon as possible”.
The verdict: “Brilliant”
Cadamarteri played a full 90 minutes for the Owls U18s in the FA Youth Cup against Southampton earlier this season and managed to get his name on the scoresheet, despite only making two appearances in the game. throughout the competition.
The Leeds-born prospect has been greeted as a ‘shiny’ potential signing by Crann himself, and it’s clear he has plenty of potential given the interest from the Premier League top flight.
If the centre-forward commits his future alongside Darren Moore, we could end up seeing him appear in the senior team on match day sooner than we think, especially if the boss is unable to guide his team to on the second level. through the playoffs.