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Steve Bruce eyeing 26-year-old as first Sheffield Wednesday signing

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Sheffield Wednesday are looking to strengthen their defensive options with a move for Swedish free agent Alexander Milosevic.

Football Insider is reporting that new Owls boss Steve Bruce is keen to add to his side this month and has made the defensive areas a priority.

That is no surprise as Wednesday have the third worst defensive record in the league after 26 games, conceded 42 goals.

Milosevic allowed his contract to run down and expire at the end of December for his former club AIK in Sweden and could be an astute signing for the Hillsborough club amid their financial issues.

The 26-year-old would not cost a transfer fee which is a bonus for the club and Bruce who are working under the constraints of Financial Fair Play.

Milosevic boasts a wealth of experience having had spells in Sweden, Turkey and Germany in his career to date and even captained his national side in a recent friendly earlier this month.

Football insider are also reporting that the Championship club face competition from Spanish clubs Elche, Las Palmas and Valladolid as well as several Major League Soccer sides for his services.

The verdict

This could be a very smart bit of business by the club if they can beat off competition for the Sweden international’s signature.

Being a free transfer too, it is within the budget that Sheffield Wednesday find themselves in after being hit with an FFP ruling and a subsequent transfer embargo, which was lifted towards the end of the summer.

Milosevic is a good age and has been pushing Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof for a starting place in the national side and could well be the catalyst to ensure their defensive problems subside in the latter half of the season.

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