Sheffield Wednesday are eyeing a move for Sunderland’s Adam Matthews, according to Football Insider.
The 27-year-old is out of contract in the summer and Steve Bruce is reportedly keen on adding the right back to his Owls squad as he rebuilds for next season.
Matthews has had a tough season with injuries cutting short his involvement. He’s played just 28 times for the Black Cats, with just nine of those appearances coming since the turn of the year.
He’s got international pedigree though, he’s a Welsh international and whilst at Celtic he played Champions League football. He’s a four time SPFL winner who appeared 150 times for the Hoops during a four year stay.
He joined Sunderland in 2015, but after struggling to break into the side moved out on loan the Bristol City. He played 23 times in the Championship across two loan spells, before resurrecting his Black Cats career last season with 24 second-tier appearances.
If he’s going to be a free transfer, then there’s no reason why the Owls shouldn’t go for it.
Matthews has played Championship football before, he’s got big game experience and he’s low risk in terms of outlay.
It’s a great move for him and for the Owls, whilst Sunderland might be happy to trim the wage bill.