As a result of remaining in England’s third-tier, transfer interest is likely to accumulate in some of their star players, with Josh Windass’ immediate future an interesting one.
Despite injury disrupting his progress with the Owls this season, Argentinian Primera División outfit Club Atlético Talleres are interested in bringing him to South America, as per a report form The Star.
Addressing this rumour, and assessing what the next best step for Windass will be, pundit Cartlon Palmer told FLW: “It’s a hell of a gamble for somebody to take on somebody who hasn’t played football all season. (Windass has) played very, very little football or season.
“I rate Josh as a player. I think he’s a very, very good player when he’s fit.
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“And that’s the thing, I think he needs to to get a good pre-season under him. And a good season under him at Sheffield Wednesday next season.
“He’s definitely a cut above the league that he’s playing in.”
As Palmer says, when Windass is fit he is a level above League One, and he managed to show that in glimpses this season, proving to cause problems during the limited amount of time he spent on the pitch.
A natural goalscorer, but also a player who links the play very well with driving runs and bundles of creativity, Windass has a lot of desirable qualities that would justify a move like this, or to the higher division.
It would be excellent news if the Owls are able to keep hold of Windass during this summer, and if they can get a full pre-season out of him too.
There is also excellent potential for the 28-year-old to develop a devastating strike partnership with Lee Gregory next season, with the pair possessing Championship ability.