Football League World’s Sheffield Wednesday fan pundit Scott Rear has welcomed the apparently imminent signing of right-back Moses Odubajo.
Odubajo was released from Brentford after his contract expired at the end of last season and, according to Mike McGrath of the Sun, he is soon to be reunited with Steve Bruce at Hillsborough on a free transfer.
“It would be a welcome signing,” the regular punter told Football League World.
“We don’t generally sign enough players on free transfers.
“Having seen Norwich and Sheffield United go up last season, it once again made it clear that it’s not always about how much you spend.
“So utilising the free transfer market for players the manager knows and players capable of improving the starting XI seems like clever business.”
But the 25-year-old will arrive at the club having suffered badly with injuries in recent seasons.
He missed the entirety of the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons with a serious knee injury before finally making a return in the Bees’ ninth game of the previous campaign.
However, having gone onto play 30 times for Dean Smith and Thomas Frank, Rear is confident that he would still prove useful, even with the constant possibility of a serious injury.
“The fact he has had some major knee injuries is a worry and Wednesday have a terrible injury record over the last three seasons,” he said.
“But even if we can only get 20-25 games out of him this season, it would mean we can rotate players without the standard of the starting XI suffering.”
So, what are his prospects of starting for the Owls next season?
“We already have Liam Palmer and Dominic Iorfa, who play in the right back position,” Rear said.
“Iorfa impressed after joining from Wolves at the end of January last season and has potential to become a fan favourite already.
“Due to this, Odubajo would face tough competition if he was to join.”.
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