Sheffield Wednesday have agreed the terms of a new contract with rising star Ben Hughes, Football Insider can reveal.
The Championship big hitters have moved to tie down the 20-year-old attacker ahead of his deal expiring at the end of next month.
A Wednesday source has told Football Insider that the right-winger has agreed a new 12-month contract to replace his current agreement.
Hughes signed his first professional contract with the Yorkshire giants in May 2018, shortly after his 18th birthday.
He has been a prolific creator and scorer of goals for Wednesday’s youth teams – he was top scorer for their Under-18s two seasons ago – but has yet to make his senior bow.
However, Hughes was named on the substitute’s bench for the first time in January’s 2-0 win against Leeds United at Elland Road.
The youngster joined Wednesday as a 16-year-old in 2016 when he transfer from Manchester City.
A right-sided operator who can slot in at right-back as well as play in his favourite attacking role, he has impressed Garry Monk with his development this season.
Hughes had a successful loan stint with non-league outfit Gainsborough Trinity last season as he took his game to a new level.
Wednesday are set to be in the market for a new attacking signings this summer after a campaign in which they have scored just 46 goals from 37 league matches.
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