Sheffield Wednesday are said to hold an option to extend the contract of Josh Windass by a further year, as per a recent report by Yorkshire Live.
The 27-year-old has been the subject of intense transfer speculation recently, with Millwall having made two bids for his services in recent days under the value of £1 million, with Wednesday swiftly knocking back both offers in quick succession.
Windass was a key player last term for the Owls as he notched up 10 goals and six assists across all competitions and is also said to have been on interest to the likes of Stoke City, Fulham, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion.
Despite this, the Steel City club are apparently very keen to keep hold of their talisman this summer and appear willing to only let him leave if a potential suitor matches their valuation of the attacker.
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Although Windass is now into the last year of his current contract, it is said that the Owls can indeed activate an option to extend it by a further 12 months, which in turn adds another twist to this transfer saga.
I don’t believe that this development will have any impact on whether Windass stays or goes this summer, as for me he is destined to return to the Championship.
Millwall’s interest isn’t going away and before long there could also be other clubs putting in bids for the player as speculation persists over his future.
He is far too good to be playing in League One and I don’t think Wednesday will stand in his way if an offer comes in that matches what they want to receive for him.
It is now up to the Lions to stump up the cash for the 27-year-old, otherwise he could well be going elsewhere this summer.