Sheffield Wednesday are at a crossroads right now at, arguably, the worst possible time.
Dejphon Chansiri is searching for Tony Pulis’ successor and whilst results have improved to lift Wednesday out of the relegation zone, there’s a race against time to get the right man in to secure signings in the January transfer window.
It’s no secret that Wednesday need signings this month, but there’s also decisions to be made about those kicking around the squad at Hillsborough.
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Josh Windass is one player that has been linked with a move away from South Yorkshire, despite the fact he’s been a regular this season. In 20 appearances, the 26-year-old has scored three goals and registered an assist.
However, that’s caught the eye of Premier League side, West Bromwich Albion.
What do we know?
We know there’s interest in the forward from West Brom.
As per the Daily Mirror (05/01, page 47), there’s hope from the Premier League side that they could do a deal for £400k.
West Brom sit 19th in the Premier League table and are facing relegation back to the Championship at the first time of asking.
Allardyce has a task on his hands revamping a side that’s been toothless in attack, scoring just once since he was appointed manager.
Is it likely to happen?
It’s hard to imagine that it’s West Brom’s priority to sign Windass this winter, whilst it won’t be Wednesday’s to lose a first-team player given their struggle in the Championship.
However, it is impossible to rule this deal out.
The fee will be tiny in comparison to what West Brom might have to pay for other targets, whilst Windass is a personality that will surely jump at the chance to step up into the Premier League even for a short amount of time.
There are also no guarantees that whoever is appointed at Wednesday wants Windass on board. They may be happy to cash in and get someone else in to freshen up the squad.
January remains a long month and it’d be foolish to rule anything out, particularly when the Owls are involved.