Sheffield Wednesday have conducted encouraging negotiations with promising forward Charles Hagan and are close to reaching an agreement to keep the academy sensation at the club, according to The Star. Hagan's current contract is set to expire at the end of the month, and Wednesday are trying hard to keep him from leaving on a free transfer.
According to the article, Hagan is highly regarded by Darren Moore and might be in line for regular first-team minutes in League One if he stays at the club.
He has also sparked interest from Premier League, Championship, and League One clubs, with Brentford, Stoke City, and Charlton among those keeping an eye on his position.
As the 19-year-old looks to the next stage in his development, Hagan prefers to continue at Hillsborough and strive for a position in the first-team. This is not the case with Osaze Urhoghide, as the young defender has opted to reject the club's efforts to keep him, and as a result, he will leave at the end of June.
Hagan's signing of a new contract might serve as a signal to other academy graduates pondering their futures at the club. While Urhoghide has already decided not to sign a new contract with Sheffield Wednesday, other players may see Hagan develop into a regular first-team member and decide to do the same.