Sheffield Wednesday have completed the signing of goalkeeper Jake Kean from Championship rivals Norwich City on a free transfer.
The former Derby County youth player has spent the last six years on loan at six different clubs, most recently at Swindon Town, where Kean made just three league appearances.
The 6ft 5in giant shot stopper began his senior career at Blackburn Rovers, where he made 37 league appearances over a five-year period. The 25-year-old also has one England Under-20 international cap to his name, playing in a 2-1 defeat to France back in 2011.
It was confirmed last week that former Owls keeper Lewis Price signed for Rotherham United on a two-year deal, making way for Kean’s arrival.
Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal now has four ‘keepers on the books that include the experienced Keiren Westwood, England youth player Joe Wildsmith (who featured 13 times in total last term), promising youngster Cameron Dawson and now newcomer Kean.
With competition so high, Carvalhal’s addition will only bring out the best in all four goalkeepers. This can only be good for the club going forward as the new 2016/17 campaign is almost upon us.
Due to the highly-rated and agile Westwood predominantly between the sticks, Kean would be lucky to feature in the league at all next season and may have to fight for his place in either the FA Cup or League Cup.
Best of luck to Kean on his new career at S6!