Sheffield Wednesday fans will be expecting a serious tilt at the top-six next season after Steve Bruce’s arrival saw them finish strongly in 2019.
And the former Hull City and Aston Villa boss seems intent on putting his stamp on the Owls this summer with a host of players already being released.
But who will come in? Well, one arrival that is now looking unlikely is Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole, according to the Sheffield Star.
They report that the combative midfielder’s wage demands are set to be far too large, making any further movements unlikely.
However, should they be giving up? Or should the Owls go all out for him instead?
“They shouldn’t be pursuing this deal.
“I rate Steve Bruce highly as a manager, and rarely disagree with his judgement, but I think he’d be making a mistake in signing Cattermole.
“He hasn’t got age on his side, and isn’t good enough to be a regular starter for the Owls next season.
“There are better options out there.”
“I don’t think they should go all out to sign him.
“He’s obviously a very experienced, professional player to have around the club, but there are surely younger options out there for Wednesday?
“I think he’s best off staying at Sunderland and helping the Black Cats get promoted.”
“Nope, leave it alone.
“I can see the appeal in Cattermole but he is not a player worth overpaying for whatsoever and Wednesday would be better suited to being a bit more shrewd.
“There are plenty of other midfielders out there who are younger, cheaper and would offer just as much midfield bite as the Black Cats’ man.”