Ex-Manchester United striker completes Championship transfer after rejecting Serie A interest

Charlie McNeill has signed for Sheffield WednesdayCharlie McNeill has signed for Sheffield Wednesday
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An eighth summer arrival at Sheffield Wednesday has been confirmed.

Charlie McNeill has completed his move to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

The 20-year-old left Manchester United earlier this summer after his contract expired at Old Trafford and becomes the eight signing at Hillsborough so far this summer.

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ManchesterWorld reported last week that the forward was set to joined Wednesday after turning down interest from Serie A and America, with McNeill keen to work under manager Danny Rohl. It’s understood McNeill will vie for a starting spot at the Yorkshire club and he has met up with his new team-mates, who are undergoing pre-season work at St George’s Park.

McNeill was part of United’s FA Youth Cup winning team in 2022 but has struggled over the last two years due to injury and a dip in performances. He failed to impress in loan moves to Stevenage and Newport County and fell behind strikers Ethan Wheatley and Joe Hugill in the United youth ranks.

His departure from Old Trafford was confirmed in May ahead of the FA Cup final. McNeill made one senior appearance for the club when he was introduced in the latter stages of a Europa League defeat to Real Sociedad in 2022.

The ex-Manchester City youth player follows James Beadle, Ben Hamer, Yan Valery, Olaf Kobacki, Max Lowe, Svante Ingelsson and Jamal Lowe through the doors at Wednesday, who survived relegation from the English second tier last season on the final day of the season.

McNeill could make his first appearance for the Owls when they take on RB Leipzig in next next pre-season friendly on 20 July, while they begin the Championship season with a trip away to Plymouth.

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