Sheffield Wednesday have a large wage bill after pushing for promotion over the last few seasons.
According to The Mirror, Fernando Forestieri could be sold in order to reduce their debts and cut down the wage bill.
The Italian youth international has been a key creative influence since he joined the club from Watford in 2015.
His innovation and game-changing ability helped Wednesday to consecutive play-off finishes, but Hull and Huddersfield proved to be too much for them in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
He spent a large amount of last season out injured due to knee surgery, but he still managed to score five times as well as assisting another in 10 league games.
Jos Luhukay’s 3-5-2 was perfectly set-up for the 28-year-old because he played behind the two strikers as an attacking midfield in a three-man midfield.
This role allowed him to thrive because he was able to drift around the pitch into dangerous areas.
This seems highly unlikely because Forestieri is the star player for the team as seen by the improvement when he returned at the end of last season.
The Owls will struggle to find a player who can have his kind of impact on games at this level, so he is invaluable to them.
George Boyd was another of the high earners mentioned in the article, and he’s much more likely to leave than Forestieri because he has been poor since he joined as a free agent last summer.
There are a number of other players which need to be sold as well such as Almen Abdi and Morgan Fox.
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