Sheffield Wednesday have allegedly set an asking price of £14m for striker Fernando Forestieri this transfer window, according to the Sun’s Alan Nixon.
The 29-year-old has just three goals for the Owls this season after 13 outings and hasn’t featured as much as fans might have liked. He’s not played since December 1st and the report suggests the new management team would be happy to sell him to help alleviate some of the financial restrictions at Hillsborough.
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He scored five in 11 last season after struggling for much of the campaign with injury, but the asking price quoted by Nixon’s tweet is £14m. That coming for a player who cost them £3m and has played 24 times in two years.
He’s also been the subject of controversy this season after a pre-season brawl at Mansfield Town which resulted in a court summons.
Despite the huge fee, Nixon states there has been interest, although the numbers involved make it harder to do.
Are the Owls right to be asking such a huge fee for the striker, or is it simply asking too much to expect anyone to pay that sort of fee for a 29-year-old with such limited time on the field of late?
Our FLW panel discuss.
“I’m sorry but he just isn’t worth that now.
“Maybe a couple of years ago I would have said that his value was pushing for £10million, but £14million is outrageous.”
“They’ve missed a decimal point out I think.
“£14m. That’s delusional. There’s no way anyone is going to pay that.
“They’ll be lucky to get back what they spent on him.
“These clubs have no idea at times.”
“I can’t see anyone stumping up this sort of cash to be honest, not now.
“They had the chance to cash on in ‘Fessi’ a few years back and didn’t bother, so to think they can get £14m now is a bit of a joke really.
“They might sell him, but i’d be amazed if someone pays double figures for him”.