West Brom striker Kenneth Zohore’s move to Sheffield Wednesday is off as things stand, a report from the Daily Mail has revealed.
The Owls have been linked with Zohore throughout the course of the summer, and reports earlier this week had claimed that Wednesday were in advanced talks to complete a loan deal for the striker, although, it now appears as though that may not be the case.
According to the latest reports, Zohore’s move to Hillsborough will not be going ahead before Friday’s 5pm transfer deadline if things remain as they currently are.
The exact reason for that has not been revealed, although it was suggested earlier in the summer that Zohore’s sizeable wage packet could be an issue.
Zohore only joined West Brom from Cardiff last summer, but struggled to make an impact during his first season at the club, making just 17 league appearances and scoring only three league goals as the Baggies won promotion to the Premier League.
As things stand, there are still three years remaining on Zohore’s contract with West Brom, securing his future at The Hawthorns until the end of the 2022/23 season.
This is going to be frustrating for Wednesday.
Having pursued Zohore for so long this summer, and seemingly been close to getting him, now missing out on the forward could be something of a kick in the teeth for the Owls.
You also feel as though Zohore himself will be disappointed by this, given he looks unlikely to get too many opportunities at West Brom this season, and a move to Wednesday ought to have opened up the possibility of more game time for him.