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Glenn Loovens returns to Sheffield Wednesday

13 July 2014


Sheffield Wednesday have re-signed cultured defender Glenn Loovens.


The Dutch international has put pen to paper on a one-year deal at Hillsborough.

The 30-year-old initially joined the Owls on a short term contract for the latter part of last season and impressed in central defence.

He now rejoins Wednesday ahead of the 2014/15 Championship campaign.

Loovens is a vastly experienced stopper who kicked off his career with Dutch giants Feyenoord, going on to make his European debut against Dynamo Kiev at the age of just 19.

He moved to these shores on loan with Cardiff City for the whole of the 2005/06 campaign and went on to sign a permanent deal in the Welsh capital.

Loovens’ impressive form for the Bluebirds prompted interest from clubs north and south of the border and the Dutchman eventually joined Celtic for a reported fee of £2.1m.

Following four successful years in the SPL - a stint that included Champions League football – Loovens left for Spain, where he represented Real Zaragoza in La Liga until last summer.

He has six Under-21 caps for Holland, two at senior level, and has made 26 appearances for the Owls.



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