This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Fulham are running the rule over a potential move for Josh Windass, according to the Sheffield Star.
The Sheffield Wednesday forward has enjoyed a decent campaign on a personal level, after scoring 10 and creating 10 more for the Owls this term.
Unfortunately for Wednesday it’s come in a campaign when the club are closing on on relegation to League One.
That could see Windass looking to secure a move back to the Championship, and with Fulham on course to be relegated from the top flight it could be a move that comes off.
So would Windass be a good signing for Fulham?
The team at FLW have their say…
I thought Fulham would be aiming their sights a bit higher to be honest.
Right now we don’t know what league the Cottagers will be in next season but if I’d have to hazard a guess they’d be back in the Championship, but I’d still think with the money they’ll have they’d be looking at someone better.
Windass does have his qualities – he’s very versatile and has scored nine goals this season but I’m not sure he’d quite fit in a team that would be looking for an immediate promotion back to the Premier League.
He’d be a good fit for say a Stoke, a Middlesbrough or someone like that but Fulham? I just don’t see it.
Could be an interesting one.
I’d imagine this is Fulham planning for life back in the Championship and it makes sense to look out for players that are second-tier proven.
Windass has been a decent performer this year and I do think there is plenty more for him to give at this level despite what has happened to the Owls.
Is he a player that waltzes straight into that Fulham side? No, but I do think there will be a turnover in players at the club this summer and he could be a good option to restock the squad and provide a fairly reliable option for a new Championship challenge.
Windass has performed really well in recent weeks and I’m sure that his output in terms of goals and assists will have caught the eye.
Fulham, for me, look like they will be relegated into the Championship again, so I think that someone of Windass’ ilk could be a really good signing.
He’s doing well in a poor side right now, but he could be even more influential if he links up with a Fulham side you’d expect to be challenging at the sharp end of the Championship table.
Fulham will need to tweak their squad slightly and adding a couple of players with Championship quality will go a long way towards helping them back to where they want to be.
Windass feels a good fit.