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Possible stumbling block emerges as Sheffield Wednesday pursue double player agreement

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Sheffield Wednesday have one player in on trial, and another having a medical with the club as they look to rebuild their squad for next season, journalist Alan Nixon has revealed.

Following relegation from the Championship at the end of last season, the Owls look set to undergo something of a squad overhaul this summer.

The club have already released ten senior, several of whom will need replacing, and it now seems as though Wednesday are taking steps towards doing that.

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According to this latest update, while one individual is currently on trial ahead of a potential move to Hillsborough, another is apparently undergoing a medical with the Owls, indicating that an agreement may be close.

However, it seems there will still be some issues for Wednesday to negotiate when it comes to completing those signings.

Nixon adds that any deals that Wednesday agree with players, will have to be within a pay scale set out by the EFL, following the six point deduction they received last season for a breach of FFP regulations, that ultimately cost them their place in the Championship for next season.

The Verdict 

This does seem to be encouraging from a Sheffield Wednesday perspective.

With plenty of work to be done on their squad this summer, they are going to need to move quickly if they are to be competitive by the start of the campaign.

So far, the Owls have not yet brought in any new signings, so the fact they may now be close to two judging by this latest update, suggests they are moving in the right direction with their recruitment drive.

However, these wage requirements set out by the EFL could be an issue, if they mean Wednesday are unable to pay as much as a player might want, meaning there could still be obstacles for the Owls to negotiate with their business this summer.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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