Centre-back Vincent Sasso has revealed it was “always” his desire to return to Sheffield Wednesday.
The French defender spent the whole of last season on loan with the Championship club, racking up 19 appearances in all competitions.
Following the expiry of his loan deal, Sasso headed back to parent club Braga in June.
But the Owls kept close tabs on Sasso’s situation and opted to re-sign him on a permanent basis last week.
Sasso, who has penned a one-year contract, with the option of a second, told The Star: “I was always hoping I would come back.
“Sheffield Wednesday is a big club and I’m really glad to back.
“I know the staff, the club and all the people working here which helps a lot.
“I’m happy to be here and hopefully we can have a good season.”
The 25-year-old, an unused substitute in Saturday’s Yorkshire derby loss to Leeds United, knows he may have to bide his time for a place in the starting line-up. Tom Lees and Sam Hutchinson appear to be Carlos Carvalhal’s first-choice centre-back pairing and club captain Glenn Loovens is edging closer to full fitness following ankle surgery.
“It (competition) is not a problem to me,” said Sasso. “That is football.
“Whenever you play for a big club, there are always good players.”