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Sheffield Wednesday deadline day recap: Owls clinch double signing and Barry Bannan stays put – ExaminerLive

Sheffield Wednesday deadline day recap: Owls clinch double signing and Barry Bannan stays put – ExaminerLive

Is Flint deal off the table?

Cardiff City boss Neil Harris has quashed talk of centre-back Aden Flint leaving the Championship club before the domestic transfer deadline, stressing: “His future is with us.”

Several sides, including Sheffield Wednesday, have inquired about the possibility of signing Flint. Yorkshire Live understands the Owls want to bring in the 31-year-old defender on loan to help solve their defensive shortage.

Flint has slipped down in the pecking order for a starting berth at the Cardiff City Stadium, with Sean Morrison and Curtis Nelson currently Harris’s preferred centre-back pairing.

But despite Flint’s lack of game time, Harris, who has already sold striker Callum Paterson to the Owls this summer, has indicated he would like to keep hold of the 31-year-old.

Harris said: “I’m always conscious of players that haven’t appeared as much. Players want to play and Aden falls into that category.

“I like Aden Flint. First and foremost, he’s a great guy. He’s a huge professional and he’s a top Championship player.

“He’s extremely patient, waiting behind Morrison and Nelson, who’ve been one of the best pairings in the division over the last nine months.

“Of course he gets frustrated because he wants to play. His future’s with us, but he gets frustrated at not playing. I understand that, but if Aden or any player was to leave, we’d have to replace them.”

Sean Morrison (centre left) and Aden Flint (centre right) in action for Cardiff
Sean Morrison (centre left) and Aden Flint (centre right) in action for Cardiff (Image: PA)

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