Sheffield Wednesday are casting their eyes over Stoke City striker Lee Gregory, as reported by The Star.
The 32-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan with Derby County, netting three times in 11 games, adding to the one he scored in Stoke colours during the first half of the campaign.
Gregory saw less game time during the 2020/21 campaign than he had grown accustomed to over the years.
The prolific front-man progressed through the non-league pyramid to reach Championship level with Millwall and Stoke, but he could now be heading back to League One – a division he spent two years in, scoring 45 goals in the process.
Here, we take a look at one winner and one loser if Gregory does arrive in Yorkshire this summer…
One winner – Lewis Wing
Lewis Wing is an excellent signing at third-tier level who would thrive playing with a striker like Gregory.
Wing developed an excellent working relationship with Rotherham’s more advanced players last season, proving to be a creative spark from a relatively deep position.
Gregory is a player who makes extremely intelligent attacking runs and Wing is a player who will find them. If the pair were to operate together, goals will be scored.
Gregory and Wing, should the former arrive at Wednesday, have the potential to cause constant problems in the division and will certainly bolster the club’s chances of promotion.
One loser – Theo Corbeanu
Theo Corbeanu is a very exciting signing for The Owls. The forward, who can also operate on the wing, predominantly plays as a striker and scored five times in 20 appearances for Wolves’ U23s last time out.
Corbeanu îs full of potential, but the arrival of Gregory would surely cut his first-team opportunities short.
Not only has the former Stoke striker scored goals throughout his career, but his experience could prove invaluable in what is expected to be a promotion push next year.
When Windass returns to full fitness, and if he remains at the club this summer, the number of starts Corbeanu receives might not be too many.