Whilst Sheffield Wednesday have yet to bolster their squad during the current transfer window, they have been linked with a host of players in recent weeks.
One of the individuals who has emerged on the club’s radar is Tariq Uwakwe.
According to Football Insider, Wednesday are believed to be interested in making a move for the Chelsea midfielder this month.
A separate report from The Sheffield Star has suggested that the Owls could secure Uwakwe’s services if they agree to the Blues’ demands to include a 15-20% sell-on clause as part of the deal.
Providing that Wednesday are able to convince Chelsea to part ways with the 22-year-old, his arrival could have a knock-on effect on some of the club’s players.
Here, we have decided to take a look at ONE winner and ONE loser at Wednesday if the club signs Uwakwe…
Winner: Lee Gregory
When you consider that Uwakwe featured predominantly as a left-midfielder during his loan spell at Accrington Stanley last season, he may be utilised in a similar role by Wednesday manager Darren Moore if he seals a move to Hillsborough.
Whilst Lee Gregory has been a stand-out performer for the Owls during the current campaign, it could be argued that he may be able to take his game to new heights if receives better service from his team-mates.
Providing that Uwakwe is able to hit the ground running for Wednesday, there is every chance that he will build a great understanding with Gregory.
This could result in Gregory adding to the eight goals that he has already scored for the Owls at this level during the club’s upcoming fixtures in the third-tier.
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Loser: Sylla Sow
Uwakwe’s arrival could potentially be bad news for Sylla Sow who has failed to make a positive impact for Wednesday since joining the club last year.
The winger has only featured on three occasions for the Owls in League One this season and has been forced to watch on from the sidelines since participating in the club’s EFL Trophy clash with Hartlepool United in December.
If Uwakwe is able to make an instant impact for the Owls, Sow is likely to fall further down the pecking order at Hillsborough.
In order to bolster his chances of playing regularly for Wednesday in the second half of the season, Sow will need to showcase his talent to Moore in training.