Sheffield Wednesday are leading Middlesbrough in the race to sign in-form Crawley Town striker Bez Lubala according to TEAMtalk.
Lubala has been in impressive form so far for the League Two side, and has already scored eight goals in total this season as Crawley struggle in the fourth tier of English football, with Gabriele Cioffi’s side currently sat 17th in the table.
Garry Monk’s interest in signing Lubala might not come as a surprise either, as the Sheffield Wednesday boss handed the striker his senior debut whilst at Birmingham City earlier in his career.
But it doesn’t seem as though it’s going to be an easy task for the Owls to land Lubala’s signature, with Middlesbrough, Wigan Athletic and Peterborough United also interested in signing him ahead of the January transfer window.
Lubala only joined Crawley in the summer transfer window after turning down a new contract with Birmingham at the end of last year’s league campaign.
Would Lubala be a good signing for Sheffield Wednesday?
It seems likely that he won’t be playing his football in the lower leagues for much longer though, with a number of teams reportedly interested in signing him.
A move to Hillsborough could be tempting for the youngster as well as Garry Monk’s side have started the season strongly, with Sheffield Wednesday currently seventh in the Championship table.
It’s set to be an interesting January transfer window, and Lubala will have to weigh up his options in the near future, as the race to secure his signature intensifies.
This would be a risk, but it could pay off.
I’m still not convinced that Sheffield Wednesday even need to sign anymore strikers, as they already have a good amount of depth available to them in that area of the team.
So, Lubala will have to consider his next move carefully, as it could make or break his career at the age of 21. He’ll need to consider where he would get regular game time and I honestly think he could be tempted by a move to somewhere like Peterborough as they’re more likely to give him consistent minutes.