Sheffield Wednesday forward Florian Kamberi has insisted that it was a ‘no-brainer’ for him to make the switch to Hillsborough this summer on loan from St Gallen.
The Owls have enjoyed a very productive transfer window this summer with as many as 13 new faces brought into the dressing room.
Kamberi has been one of the players brought in alongside the likes of Lee Gregory, Theo Corbeanu, Olamide Shodipo and Sylla Sow to bolster the firepower that Darren Moore has to call upon in League this term.
Kamberi made his debut for the Owls from the bench in their opening game of the League One season at Charlton Athletic with him replacing the injured Callum Paterson in the first half.
The 26-year-old showed some encouraging signs in his debut performance and did enough to suggests he will be a very useful tool for Moore to have in his squad.
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Speaking to Yorkshire Live ahead of the Owls’ clash with Doncaster Rovers this weekend, Kamberi insisted that as soon as he heard about Sheffield Wednesday’s interest and had a call with Moore it was a no-brainer for him to make the move from St Gallen.
He said: “It was a no-brainer for me when I got a the Facetime call for the gaffer. After the phone call, I spoke to my agent. I’m delighted to be here.”
These comments highlight the pulling power that remains at Sheffield Wednesday despite all of the off-field issues they have had over the last few years which culminated in their regelation last season.
Kamberi is a forward that is well-traveled and he has experienced the highs and lows of playing in some of Europe’s major domestic leagues. That is a wealth of experience for him to bring to the table for the Owls and means that he should be able to adapt his game to suit life in English football.
It seems as though a lot of Sheffield Wednesday’s summer transfer business has been down to the pulling power of Moore himself. The Owls boss has been able to persuade players who are arguably too good for the third tier to make the move to Hillsborough during the transfer window. That is huge for them and it is a key reason why they are well fancied to battle for promotion.
The 26-year-old needs a strong season on loan with the Owls to remind people of his quality and he will be aiming to be Moore’s first choice upfront this term. However, that is not going to be easy to guarantee with Sheffield Wednesday having a lot of quality players to call upon in that area.