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Owls sign ex-Everton defender

2 July 2016

Sheffield Wednesday have signed former Everton defender Jordan Thorniley.

The towering young talent joins the Owls after graduating through the Goodison academy ranks to pen a first-year professional deal on Merseyside.

That maiden senior contract expired over the summer and the 19-year-old centre back has moved over the Pennines to sign for one year at Hillsborough.

He told “The name of Sheffield Wednesday is known throughout the football world and I am really looking forward to getting started.

“I immediately sensed a really homely environment here, which is a big plus.

“I feel I learned my trade with Everton and now I am ready to go to the next level.

“I am very ambitious and hopefully I can achieve my goals with Wednesday.”

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