Fernando Forestieri is a player that Sheffield Wednesday supporters will remember well for a number of years of service with the Owls.
The forward made 134 appearances in total for the Owls, after signing for the club back in 2015 from Watford.
Forestieri scored 40 goals for Sheffield Wednesday as well, and enjoyed a number of impressive seasons in the Championship. But his spell at Hillsborough didn’t end how he would have originally hoped for.
The forward only made 19 appearances for Garry Monk’s side last season, whilst chipping in with just two goals and two assists as Sheffield Wednesday finished 16th in the Championship table.
With a lack of regular minutes in Monk’s team, Forestieri opted to leave the club when his contract reached a conclusion at the end of the 2019/20 league campaign.
Forestieri re-signed for Udinese in September, as he penned a two-year deal with the Italian club, in what is his second spell with the Serie A side.
The forward has since gone on to make five appearances for Udinese this season, but is yet to make a league start, which will come somewhat as a frustration for the former Owls striker.
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But Forestieri did make an impact from the substitutes bench in their most recent match, as he was on hand to provide an assist for Stefano Okaka’s late consolation goal against Fiorentina at the weekend.
Udinese are currently sat 18th in the Serie A table, and only have one win to their name in their opening five matches this term.
Sheffield Wednesday aren’t exactly blessed with a considerable amount of options in attack this season, as they look to retain their status as a Championship club this season.
The Owls are currently eight points adrift of safety after the opening seven matches of this year’s campaign, with Garry Monk’s side being hit with an 12-point deduction for off-the-field problems.
You have to feel that Forestieri would have been fancying his chances of playing on a regular basis for Sheffield Wednesday if he was still at the club, with Monk now struggling for depth in attacking areas of his squad.
The forward will be looking to force his way into the Udinese starting XI in the near future though, starting against Vicenza in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday evening.