Sheffield Wednesday remain in a strong position with regard to the future of Josh Windass, with the forward potentially still contracted at Hillsborough until the summer of 2023.
A report over the last couple of days from the Sheffield Star has revealed that Wednesday have rejected Millwall’s opening offer to sign Windass, whilst Stoke City are also interested and West Brom and Fulham have shown previous desire to sign the forward.
There appeared to be mystery surrounding Windass’ contract at Hillsborough given the length of it was never disclosed when he arrived at the club permanently.
However, Yorkshire Live have addressed that now and revealed that Windass is contracted until at least the summer of 2022, with Wednesday also having the option to extend that by a further 12 months.
Therefore, the pressure to sell this summer is off despite Wednesday dropping into the third-tier of English football.
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Windass, 27, excelled last season in the Championship despite Wednesday’s relegation. The former Rangers and Wigan Athletic forward scored nine goals and also added a further five assists, proving to be a bright spark for the Owls in an otherwise dismal campaign.
This puts Sheffield Wednesday in a strong position this summer. The chances are that they are going to move Windass on given the list of clubs interested, but he won’t be going for cheap.
That’s important for Wednesday. A decent fee for Windass, who is still one of the club’s most saleable assets, is essential to give Darren Moore the best chance possible of building a squad for League One.
Had Windass been allowed to go on the cheap, it would have been a bitter pill to swallow in more ways than one for the Owls.
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