Sheffield Wednesday set to sign Portuguese defender

Sheffield Wednesday are on the verge of signing central defensive cover.

Vitoria Setubal have confirmed that captain Frederico Venancio, 24, is signing for the Owls. Venancio, in the final year of his contract, is due to move to Hillsborough on an initial season-loan deal before signing a permanent deal.

Venancio had turned down a move to Greek champions Olympiakos in January, in the hope of a move to England and he was previously linked with moves to Leeds United, Derby County and Reading.

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