Burnley are preferring a Championship loan move this summer for goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell rather than him making a move to Sheffield Wednesday, according to The Athletic.
It had been reported by The Sun journalist Alan Nixon that Sheffield Wednesday are interested in making a move for Peacock-Farrell this summer with Burnley potentially willing to allow him leave on loan.
However, the report added that there could well be interest from other clubs in the Northern Ireland international as well.
The latest update from The Athletic has now reaffirmed that Burnley are looking to get Peacock-Farrell out on loan next season so that he can get more regular game time under his belt. That comes after he ended last term as the club’s third-choice keeper behind Nick Pope and even Will Norris in the pecking order.
However, the report adds that the Clarets are preferring Peacock-Farrell to find a loan move to the Championship at this stage rather than a move to Sheffield Wednesday.
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This could be a huge blow for Sheffield Wednesday’s hopes of securing a move for Peacock-Farrell this summer and suggests that they are now going to find it very challenging to make this one happen.
That is a real shame for Darren Moore because the Northern Ireland international could have been a perfect option for them to have between the sticks in League One.
You can understand though why Burnley would not be wanting the keeper to drop down to the third tier considering that he has already had a wealth of Championship experience at Leeds and also some top-flight experience with them. They need the goalkeeper to get some game time at a high level to make sure he is ready for the 2022/23 campaign.
The Owls might now have to start focusing their attention on other targets to bolster their goalkeeping position this summer.
Although it is still one for them to keep an eye on because if no Championship side comes in for Peacock-Farrell then there is a chance that a move to Hillsborough could still come about.