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Owls complete Frederico Venancio loan capture

16 August 2017

Sheffield Wednesday have completed the loan signing of Vitoria Setubal defender Frederico Venancio.

The Portuguese centre back joins on a temporary basis until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.

The Setubal-born stopper rose through the ranks of his hometown club and broke into the senior squad in 2012/13.

With 134 appearances in total for Setubal, the 24-year-old had attracted significant interest from a host of potential suitors across Europe, including those from the Championship.

Venancio was a part of the Vitoria Setubal side who held the Owls to a 0-0 draw during the Albufeira friendly this summer.

The former Portuguese Under-21 international, who captained Vitoria for the past three campaigns, will take squad number 46.

He told “I’ve been waiting for this moment for so long to come to the English Championship, it’s like a dream come true.

“I think my game is suited to England, I’m aggressive and I like to play my football at the same time.

“In Portugal, there are three teams that challenge but here in England in the Championship as, as many as 12 teams or more can challenge.

“It is such an exciting division and I’m so pleased I’m here.”

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