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Sheffield Wednesday man targeted by Champions League hopefuls

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Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu is a target for Macedonian champions KF Shkendija, Albanian outlet Lajm have reported.

According to reports, the Macedonian side are keen to complete the signing of Nuhiu before the start of their Champions League qualifying campaign, where they will begin their campaign at the first qualifying round, with the first legs of those ties scheduled for the for the 9th and 10th July.

The striker scored five goals in 38 appearances in all competitions for Wednesday last season, and with the 29-year-old’s  deal with Sheffield Wednesday set to expire next summer, and The Owls may be tempted to cash in on the Kosovan before then.

Nuhiu has become one of Wednesday’s longest serving players since joining from Turkish side Eskisehirspor in the summer of 2013, and has gone on to make 236 appearances for the Owls in total, scoring 43 goals.

Shkendjia were crowned Macedonian champions for just the third time in their 39 year history last season, finishing 15 points clear of the chasing pack to take their second consecutive title.

The verdict

This is one of the more surprising transfer stories to emerge this summer.

The Macedonian champions are unlikely suitors for Nuhiu, but it is a move that Wednesday may well be open to.

With Nuhiu’s deal set to expire next season, The Owls may well be tempted to cash in on him in the summer while they still can, particularly given he struggled to make as much of an impact last season.

Given how long he has been at Hillsborough, allowing him to leave may well feel like another step towards Steve Bruce putting his own mark on this squad.

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