Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly keen on launching a summer bid to sign West Ham United winger Nathan Holland on a permanent deal, after his impressive spell at Oxford United.
The Owls have stalled massively in their hunt to clinch a spot in the Championship play-off places this season after a woeful run following the turn of the New Year. Garry Monk has seen the pressure mount immensely on him to get the club further up the table after this recent rut.
Having inherited an ageing squad in the summer with more than a handful of first-team players out of contract at the end of the season, Monk has a task on his hands to rebuild the squad to try to push further up the table next season.
One player who has caught the eye of those at Hillsborough is West Ham’s out-on-loan winger Nathan Holland, according to Football Insider. The winger has been hugely impressive in League One this season as he spends the term under Karl Robinson at promotion-chasing Oxford United.
Holland joined the U’s in January and has made nine appearances so far, scoring nine times.
The report also indicates that Hammers manager David Moyes would be willing to see Holland leave the club permanently and interest from the Championship is already growing after his strong start at the Kassam Stadium.
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This would be a smart signing for the Owls and a step in the right direction in terms of what types of players they should be targeting.
There is no debating that Wednesday are probably heading into the summer with mass changes afoot so preparing for that is a great idea.
Holland hasn’t had long to prove his worth to Championship clubs during his time at Oxford but if his early efforts are anything to go by, then it won’t be long until he’s in the second tier.
Monk needs more youth and long-term signings in his squad for next season so this calibre of player is the ideal direction that he should be taking the squad.