Sheffield Wednesday attacker Fernando Forestieri’s contract is winding down towards the summer and there are currently no strong indications that the Owls are looking to renew it any time soon.
The Owls man has been very inconsistent over the last few seasons, much a symptom of the club’s inconsistencies over that similar time, as they chase the top six and Premier League football.
Forestieri signed for Wednesday in 2015 and instantly became a fan favourite as he helped to the club to back-to-back play-off runs, missing out both times to Hull City and Huddersfield Town.
Since then, the Owls have struggled to fight regularly for a play-off spot under various different managers, with Garry Monk the latest to try his hand at Hillsborough.
Wednesday currently sit in 12th place and six points off the top six ahead of their trip to Kenilworth Road to face Luton Town tonight.
Forestieri has seen his season very stop-start thanks to injuries and suspensions, meaning he has only made 11 league appearances and scored once, with no assists so far.
The maverick forward’s contract is currently due to expire at the end of the season, with no inkling that the club are looking to renew his deal any time soon, which begs the question of whether it’s time for the club to cut ties with him or not.
The question was put to the Sheffield Wednesday fan Facebook group…
Would you tie Fessi down to new terms or is the summer the right time to cut ties? Such a shame the way his Wednesday career has gone.
Jamie Parkinson “Unless his contract is pay-as-you-play, there is no point keeping him. He’s lucky to play half a season.”
Craig Merrill “Let him go, can’t keep going with players who can’t go a month without getting injured.”
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Craig Bennett “All his own doing though. When on form, there is no stopping but how often do we see him on form?”
Andrew Glossop “I’ve not been his biggest fan in the last couple of years, but what about a low-pay contract with huge add-ons for goals, assists, appearance etc?
Ian Topley “Get rid.”
John Ellison “No, his time is up.”
Carlton Bull “Should have gone after the Norwich game, refusing to play.”
Richard Vale “He will be missing half of season anyway either on Christmas holiday or suspension. Get shut.”
Russ Mettam “11 players out of contract this summer. I’d only give Fletcher two years and Fox three out of the lot. I wouldn’t keep Dawson either.
Max Lloyd Booth “I’d let him go. No room for sentiment! If there was any, Semedo and Reda would still be playing for us.”