Sheffield Wednesday: Owls capture Portugese midfielder

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Sheffield Wednesday beat the transfer deadline to sign defensive midfielder Filipe Joaquim Melo Silva from Portugese side Moreirenses for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.

The 25-year-old, known as ‘Melo’ in Portugal, has signed a three-and-a half-year contract at Hillsborough. He becomes the Championship club’s fourth signing on transfer deadline day following the arrivals of Sergiu Bus, Marnick Vermijl and Lewis McGugan.

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Melo, who began his career with Uniao Lamas, has played for Moreirense since 2013, skippering the club to the Portugese top tier last season.

Thai businessman Dejphon Chansiri, who purchased a 100% stake in Wednesday last week, has also helped finance the loan additions of Lewis Baker and Will Keane in recent weeks.

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