Sheffield Wednesday are targeting a late transfer swoop for Bristol Rovers forward Jonson Clarke-Harris according to Football Insider.
The report also revealed that the Owls face stiff competition from Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic and QPR to the potential signing of the striker.
Clarke-Harris has been hugely impressive for the League One side, and has 11 goals to his name in the 24 appearances he has made this term.
It appears as though the strong performances from the 25-year-old haven’t gone unnoticed either, as we head towards Deadline Day.
A move to Sheffield Wednesday could be tempting for Clarke-Harris as well, although he’ll want first-team assurances before any . potential deal takes place.
The Owls are currently sat 11th in the Championship table, and are five points adrift of the play-off places after 29 games this season.
Sheffield Wednesday could certainly benefit from adding depth to their squad in attacking areas before the January transfer window closes on Friday.
Garry Monk’s side are having to cope without Steven Fletcher, who has been ruled out of action for up to ten weeks with a knee injury.
The Scotsman has been key to their strong first-half of the season, scoring 12 goals in 24 appearances for the Owls so far.
So, it certainly seems as though it’s going to be a frantic end to the transfer window for Sheffield Wednesday, as Garry Monk looks to make the necessary additions to his squad to challenge for promotion this season.
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This would be a gamble worth taking by Sheffield Wednesday in my opinion.
Clarke-Harris has been brilliant for Bristol Rovers this season, and I think he’d be capable of filling the sizeable void left in Garry Monk’s side by Steven Fletcher.
He has 11 goals to his name this term, and I would be stunned if he wasn’t to depart Bristol Rovers before the January transfer window closed.
He’s a proven goalscorer, and Monk seemingly sees Clarke-Harris as a player that can fire them to promotion into the Premier League.