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‘Something of a coup’ – Sheffield Wednesday join race for in-demand midfielder: The verdict



This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict‘ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…

Sheffield Wednesday need to start bringing in players to try and give Darren Moore a squad that can achieve success in League One next season.

It has been a quiet summer so far for the Owls in terms of incomings, but the latest report from Yorkshire Live has revealed that Sheffield Wednesday are now interested in making a potential move for Middlesbrough midfielder Lewis Wing. That comes with them keen to add to their midfield options as a priority.

Wing has previously been linked with a potential move to Rotherham United where he spent the second half of last season out on loan. While Hull City and Peterborough United have already previously been credited with an interest in the midfielder.

So, with Sheffield Wednesday now in the race for Wing, we asked our FLW writers whether they feel he would be a good signing for them to make this summer…

Phil Spencer

I think that this could be a really good addition.

It seems that Lewis Wing’s days with Middlesbrough are numbered after falling out of favour under Neil Warnock and being shipped out on loan last term.

There’s bound to be lots of interest in his services, but a move to Hillsborough could be ideal.

Wing is someone who will thrive in a side that is playing on the front foot and under Darren Moore you can certainly expect that to be the case.

Of course, given the club’s current situation the funding of the deal could be an issue, but if they can sort that out then this could be a really good signing.

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Toby Wilding

I could certainly see this being a good signing for Sheffield Wednesday if they manage to get it done.

Having released the likes of Adam Reach and Joey Pelupessy this summer, and with rumours around Josh Windass continuing to circle, it does seem as though they will need to add to their midfield options this summer.

Bringing in Wing would certainly help them to do that, and judging by his performances on loan at Rotherham during the back end of last season, he could certainly be capable of making an impact for the Owls in League One during the coming campaign.

There does also seem to be interest in Wing from elsewhere this summer, meaning this could be something of a coup for Wednesday if they pull it off, and considering the club feel like they need a lift right now, that does mean that this one could be well worth pursuing for the Owls.

Jacob Potter

This would be a decent bit of business.

Wing has impressed me whilst with Middlesbrough, and he’s been unlucky that he’s not featured on a more regular basis for Neil Warnock’s side.

But he has experience of playing in the Championship in recent years, and that would make him somewhat of a coup for Sheffield Wednesday, providing they were able to strike a deal to land his signature.

The Owls are going to need additional strength in depth in their squad next season, and Wing would certainly provide them with that in midfield.

You would imagine that Boro could be tempted to move him on as well, so it’s a move that’s likely to work for all parties involved this summer.

It could turn out to be a smart signing by Darren Moore’s side, as they target promotion back into the Championship at the first time of asking.

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