The 22-year-old climbed the ranks at Fulham before joining Premier League club Everton and was highly regarded at Goodison Park.

However, with no first-team influence, Adeniran became a free agent that summer and attracted the interest of a wide variety of Championship and League One clubs.

Indeed, the Sheffield Star Report that both Sunderland and Hull City took late steps to seal a deal for the central midfielder.

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But it appears Sheffield Wednesday won the race for Adeniran, with Darren Moore making signing the former England U19 international a priority.

According to the Star Report, the owls are close to a deal.

Sunderland is known for seeking reinforcements in midfield and that position looks even easier numerically after George Dobson joined Charlton Athletic.

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