With the dust having now settled on a Championship campaign which saw Sheffield Wednesday finish 12th in the standings, Steve Bruce will undoubtedly be aiming to bolster his squad over the coming months.
Whereas the 58-year-old does have some quality operators at his disposal already, in order to push on towards the top-six, he may be tempted to splash the clash during the ongoing transfer market.
Yet when you consider that are a plethora of players who are available for free this summer having been released following the expiry of their contracts, it could be worth Bruce going down this avenue.
Keeping this in mind, here are three free-agents who we think could be the perfect fit for the Owls…
When you mention the name Mohamed Diame to Wednesday supporters, a shiver must still go down their spine as it was his goal for Hull City which broke their hearts in the 2016 play-off final.
Having left the Tigers to join Newcastle United later that year, the Senegalese star became somewhat of a fan favourite at St James’ Park after a rocky start to life on Tyneside.
A powerhouse of a central midfielder, Diame would be a great addition to the Owls and therefore Bruce should be doing all he can to convince him to join the club.
Released by Newcastle earlier this week, it would be understandable if the 31-year-old wanted to stay in the Premier League yet it could be argued that he would be more likely to play regular first team football in the second tier.
Fresh off a promotion to the top-flight with Aston Villa, Albert Adomah would have been disappointed when he was let go by Dean Smith last month.
Yet given his pedigree in the Championship, it would not be at all surprising if the winger is subject of considerable interest this summer.
Although he suffered a very inconsistent 2018/19 campaign in which he scored just four goals, Adomah could add something different to the Owls who are in need of a new winger having released George Boyd in May.
If he can return to his very best next season, the 31-year-old could etch his name into Hillsborough history by guiding them to promotion.
Although the Owls will be hoping that they can strike a deal to bring back Michael Hector to the club following his fantastic loan spell, Bruce may benefit more from signing his Chelsea team-mate Gary Cahill on a free transfer.
A fantastic defender who has won pretty much everything there is to win during his career, the 33-year-old would undoubtedly take Wednesday to new heights if he joined.
Whereas Cahill’s wage demands will obviously be a stumbling block for the Yorkshire-based outfit, it may be worth Bruce taking a risk by re-directing his budget to try and convince the former England international to consider a move to the Championship.