Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Massimo Luongo has been the subject of surprise transfer interest from Australian side Perth Glory with a month still left in their transfer window, according to the Sheffield Star.
Luongo has endured a frustrating start to the new season with the midfielder having suffered another injury setback that is set to keep him on the sidelines for another spell.
That comes after the 28-year-old suffered from injury issues throughout last season in the Championship and that limited him to just 12 league appearances as the Owls were relegated back down to League One.
Darren Moore had handed Luongo a place back in the starting line-up for the first time this season during the Owls’ 2-0 win at Rotherham United before his latest setback with a hamstring injury.
12 of these 25 Sheffield Wednesday facts are fake – Can you identify them?
It is now believed by the Sheffield Star that Perth Glory are showing an interest in securing a deal with the Owls for the midfielder’s services with him heading into the final year of his current deal with Sheffield Wednesday.
However, it is also thought that the midfielder’s hamstring injury could well put a stop to any potential move away for Luongo over the next few weeks.
Luongo has the quality to be a crucial player for Sheffield Wednesday when fit in League One this season as he showed during their win at Rotherham United.
However, the 28-year-old is heading into the final year of his current deal now with the Owls and therefore it might be tempting for them to raise some money by allowing him to make the move to Perth Glory before the Australian window closes.
The midfielder’s injury issues mean that Sheffield Wednesday have been used to not having him within their starting line-up. The Owls are also now well-stocked in the middle of the park after signing the likes of Lewis Wing, Dennis Adeniran and George Byers this summer.
The 28-year-old has never played football in his native Australia before now but the chance to return home might be something that appeals to him if Perth Glory make a real effort to try and sign him in the coming weeks.
Whilst it would be a blow to lose him from their squad, it is not one that you think that Sheffield Wednesday could not deal with and still remain a strong side in League One this term.