Sheffield Wednesday: Owls confirm Jeremy Helan departure

Jeremy Helan
Jeremy Helan

Left-sided player Jeremy Helan has today left Sheffield Wednesday by ‘mutual consent’, the Championship club have confirmed.

It is understood the 24-year-old, who racked up 145 appearances for the Owls, netting four goals, plans on retiring to devote his life to religion.

Sheffield Wednesday: Owls old boy shocked by Jeremy Helan’s decision to retire

Helan, who made his 100th start for Wednesday in their EFL Cup defeat to Cambridge United last month, is a devout Muslim and reportedly intends to travel to Saudi Arabia to follow his faith more closely.

The 24-year-old Frenchman started his career at Manchester City but joined the Owls on a permanent basis in the summer of 2013 after impressing on loan.

Helan found first-team football hard to come by under Carlos Carvalhal and spent two months on loan at Wolverhampton Wanders last season.

Sheffield Wednesday: 24 year old Owls player retires to focus on religion