Bristol Rovers are said to still have a contract offer on the table for former Blackpool striker Armand Gnanduillet, with the Bristol Post reporting that the club’s proposal is yet to have been withdrawn.
Currently a free agent after leaving Altay SK of the Turkish second tier, Gnanduillet is seemingly keen to return to English football, with a plethora of Championship clubs including Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County, Middlesbrough and Rotherham said to be eyeing the target man.
Meanwhile the Gas also face competition from fellow League One clubs, Charlton Athletic and Sunderland.
The striker originally netted 43 goals in 145 games for Blackpool before rejecting a new contract at Bloomfield Road in pursuit of a move to the Championship, ultimately that didn’t materialise, with the player eventually packing his bags for Europe last year.
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An experienced player at Football League level, the Ivorian frontman has also turned out for Chesterfield Town, Stevenage, Oxford United, Leyton Orient and Tranmere Rovers in the past.
This would be a smart move for Wednesday to make this window if they do indeed retain an interest in a player that they have courted since the beginning of January.
Gnanduillet has a point to prove in the higher echelons of English football after plying his trade in both League One and Two and would surely jump at the chance to move to Hillsborough if the opportunity arose.
It would be a deal that would suit the Owls financially as the 28-year-old is now without a club following his departure from Turkey.
He would add height and threat in the penalty area for a side that has struggled to score consistently all season and for that reason the Championship outfit simply must give this move serious consideration.