Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Alex Hunt could be set to leave the club on loan before the end of the January transfer window, a report from The Sheffield Star has revealed.
Hunt has struggled for game time for the Owls so far this season, making just four appearances in all competitions for the Yorkshire club, two of which have been in the domestic cup competitions.
Now it seems as though Hunt could be set for a temporary move away from Hillsborough this month, in search of more regular first-team football.
According to this latest report, at least one League One club are interested in securing the services of the 20-year-old on loan before the market closes at the start of next week.
Wednesday themselves are said to be open to letting Hunt leave the club temporarily, in the hope of getting him that game time he needs.
As things stand, Hunt’s contract with Wednesday is set to expire at the end of the current campaign.
However, the Owls do have the option to extend that deal by a further 12 months, and it has been suggested that they will do that is Hunt leaves the club on loan this month.
This could be a decent move for all concerned.
Hunt isn’t getting the game time he will surely want at Wednesday right now, given he is at the age where he will be wanting to experience senior football more regularly.
A loan move away would help him to do that, and give him the chance to improve and potentially return to Wednesday as a better player in the summer.
The midfielder does also seem to have a decent amount of potential and ability, meaning he could be a useful recruit for whatever club might be able to bring him in at League One level.