Sheffield Wednesday have been monitoring Cheltenham Town defender Will Boyle this season ahead of a potential summer move, according to a report from Gloucestershire Live.
The 25-year-old centre-back is currently sidelined due to injury and may not return until the end of the 2020/21 campaign but appears to have turned heads with his performances this term.
Gloucestershire Live has reported that Boyle has emerged as a potential summer target for the Owls, who have been keeping tabs on him regularly this season.
The Robins defender is out of contract next summer, which means it shouldn’t cost Wednesday too much to prize him away.
When fit, Boyle has been an ever-present in a Cheltenham side that are top of League Two at the moment – helping them concede the second-fewest goals in the division as well as proving an asset in the final third himself.
The 6ft3 central defender has showcased his aerial prowess by scoring seven times and adding three assists, many of which came as a result of Ben Tozer’s long throws.
The Englishman has made 163 appearances for the South West club since joining from Huddersfield Town on a free agent in January 2017.
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This could be a shrewd bit of business from Wednesday, particularly if they’re playing in League One next season.
Tom Lees, Joost van Aken, Osaze Urhoghide, Moses Odubajo, and Matt Penney are all out of contract in the summer, meaning Wednesday are likely to need some defensive reinforcements.
A powerful central defender that is a real asset from set pieces, Boyle could be a very useful player to have for their potential promotion push next term.
That’s not to say the 25 couldn’t adapt to the Championship as well but it would certainly be more of a risk.