Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough are leading the chase to sign winger Kadeem Harris on a free transfer this summer, according to Football Insider.
The 26-year-old will become a free agent when his contract at Cardiff City expires at the end of this month, after being told by Neil Warnock’s side that he will not be offered a new deal.
According to Football Insider, a number of clubs have been alerted by Harris’ availability on a free transfer, but Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough are leading the chase to sign him, after making signing wingers a priority this summer.
So, would Harris be a good signing for Sheffield Wednesday or Middlesbrough? Here, we take a look at some of his stats from the Premier League last season.
Harris made 13 Premier League appearances for Cardiff City last season, as the Bluebirds were relegated from the top flight and scored one goal.
It is worth noting that ten of his 13 league appearances for Cardiff were from the substitutes bench, so it is difficult to judge him based on these stats alone.
Harris averaged 0.4 shots per game and made 0.5 dribbles per game. He also averaged 0.9 tackles per game. These stats are quite low for an attacking player and he will be keen to improve on them ahead of next season.
The winger averaged 0.5 key passes per game and had a pass success rate of 70.5%. Again, these stats are a little low for a winger, although it is important to consider that these stats are from the Premier League and he would probably have more success in the Championship.
Harris’ stats from the Premier League last season suggest that he often struggled to make an impact in games in the top flight and there is certainly plenty of room for improvement for him next season.
With that said, he has a lot more experience in the Championship and should be able to assert himself a lot more in games in the second tier.
He could still be a good signing for either Sheffield Wednesday or Middlesbrough – especially on a free transfer.