Football journalist Alan Nixon has claimed on Twitter that Sheffield Wednesday want good money for their best players this summer.
The comments come after the likes of Josh Windass, Barry Bannan and Julian Borner have all been linked with a move away from Hillsborough following the Owls’ relegation back down to Sky Bet League One.
Windass has been the name that has dominated most of the headlines so far during the current transfer window, with Millwall having had two bids rejected for the forward in recent weeks, with Owls boss Darren Moore insisting that the player will be key for the club next term.
Wednesday want good money for their players … https://t.co/rpf7kJa5vB
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) July 9, 2021
The Owls are said to have no intention of selling the 27-year-old this summer, despite reports that they have set an asking price of £5 million.
Meanwhile Bannan’s future with Wednesday is also seemingly unclear, with the midfielder stating back in June that things are very up in the air at the minute, whilst also admitting that the club isn’t a nice place to be at the moment.
The Scotsman signed a new contract last season and it remains to be seen if he would be allowed to leave this summer.
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As for Borner, the German is said to be a player that the club are willing to allow to leave this summer, with Hannover 96 said to have reached an agreement in principle to sign the experienced centre back last week.
However Wednesday are said to be unwilling to let the player leave on a free transfer.
Some people may view these developments as the potential for a fire sale at Wednesday but the reality is that the club are in desperate need of finding balance in their financials.
The likes of Bannan and Windass are likely to be on big wages, whilst it is clear that Borner is very eager to move back to his homeland this summer.
It’s not a good situation for the Owls to be in but they quite simply have to roll with the punches and do what is best for the club moving forwards.
Players will leave, that’s just the reality of the situation and it will then be up to Moore to scrape together a squad with the limited resources that he will be afforded.