QPR have joined Birmingham City and Millwall in the race to sign Sheffield Wednesday forward Josh Windass, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
Windass caught the eye with some strong performances for Darren Moore’s side during the 2020/21 season, although his efforts weren’t quite enough to see them avoid relegation into League One.
The 27-year-old made 44 appearances for the Owls, and scored ten goals and was on hand to provide six assists in all competitions for Sheffield Wednesday.
He has been with the club since 2020, and has one year remaining on his current contract with Darren Moore’s men, and it remains to be seen as to where his future lies.
Nixon also claims that Sheffield Wednesday are looking to obtain a fee of £5million, which could potentially price clubs out of a move for Windass this summer.
QPR finished ninth in the Championship table last term under the management of Mark Warburton, and will be looking to make a serious push for a top-six finish in the second-tier next term.
Adding a player of Windass’ quality would bolster their attacking options which are already strong, with QPR signing Charlie Austin on a permanent basis earlier this summer, after impressing in a loan spell with the Rs during the 2020/21 season.
QPR are set to take on Millwall in their season opener on Saturday 7th August, in what could potentially be a tricky test for Warburton’s side.
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This could be an excellent signing for the Rs this summer.
Windass really impressed me during the 2020/21 season, and he’s shown that he’s more than good enough to be playing his football in the Championship on a regular basis moving forwards.
Sheffield Wednesday’s valuation of Windass is questionable though, and I’m not sure that any of the interested parties would be willing to pay such a sizeable transfer fee for his services.
There might be better options out there at a cheaper price for QPR, as they look to add depth to their attacking options ahead of the new league campaign.