Lunt accepts Owls offer
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sheffield Wednesday have won the chase to sign Crewe captain Kenny Lunt.
Sheffield Wednesday have won the chase to sign Crewe Alexandra captain Kenny Lunt.
The 26-year-old has agreed a three-year contract with The Owls and will move on a free transfer subject to completing a medical.
Lunt had been offered a new deal to stay at Crewe, but has opted to end his association with his only club after Dario Gradi's men were relegated from The Championship.
A string of clubs were keen on the midfielder, with Wolves, Southampton, Leicester City and Crystal Palace all credited with an interest.
He admitted last week that he was tempted to sever ties with The Railwaymen after making over 400 appearances for the club.
With a deal to move to Hillsborough in place, Owls boss Paul Sturrock expressed delight at Lunt's signing.
"I am very pleased to have signed Kenny," Sturrock told the club's official website.
"He brings a different style of midfield play to the squad. I have watched him over the years and he has a great goalscoring average.
"I am looking forward to working with him."