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Dejan Kelhar joins Sheffield Wednesday

6 August 2014

  • Dejan Kelhar pens short term contract
  • Central defender joins following successful trial spell
  • The 30-year-old featured 15 times for Red Star Belgrade in their title-winning campaign last season

Sheffield Wednesday have signed Slovenian defender Dejan Kelhar on an initial short term contract subject to international clearance.

The powerful centre half joins the Owls following a successful trial period that spanned pre-season ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.

Kelhar has represented a raft of European sides, the most recent of which was Red Star Belgrade last term.

The 30-year-old featured 15 times at the heart of the rearguard as Red Star lifted the top-flight title in Serbia.

He also has six caps under the belt for Slovenia on the international stage.

The defender will wear shirt number 44 during his S6 stay.

He said: “I have a lot of experience across Europe playing in Israel, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Serbia and Slovenia but never England.

“I have spoken to players who tell me great things about English football so I am really excited with this move.

“I have been with the team over the summer, I have played in games and I am pleased that the coach has seen enough in me to offer me a contract.”

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