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“Would be a very smart pick-up.” – Sheffield Wednesday set sights on Cardiff City man: The verdict

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This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict‘ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…

Sheffield Wednesday are considering a summer move for Cardiff City’s Will Vaulks, as per a Tweet from Sheffield-based journalist Andy Giddings.

The Tweet states that Wednesday have held talks with Vaulks’ representatives but he does point out that wages could be a stumbling block.

Vaulks, who sees his Cardiff contract expire at the end of this month, arrived in South Wales from Rotherham United in 2019, featuring 117 times for the Bluebirds since.

A combative and intelligent midfielder, it remains to be seen what the immediate future holds for him…

Three of our writers here at FLW have shared their thoughts regarding Sheffield Wednesday’s interest in Vaulks…

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Sheffield Wednesday signed Barry Bannan in 2015

Josh Cole 

Although Wednesday are already able to call upon the services of the likes of George Byers, Barry Bannan and Dennis Adeniran, the arrival of Will Vaulks this summer could boost their chances of challenging for automatic promotion.

“Whereas a lack of consistency last season resulted in Vaulks recording a WhoScored match rating of 6.50 in the Championship, he could get back to his best if he drops down a division to represent the Owls.

“Signing Vaulks will also provide some cover for Wednesday as there is no guarantee that Massimo Luongo will extend his stay at Hillsborough past the summer.

“If the midfielder is able to hit the ground running later this year, he could end up becoming a key player for the Owls as they aim to secure a return to the second-tier.

Simmey Hannifin-Donaldson

I do think this is a good signing for Sheffield Wednesday.

Will Vaulks has established himself as a good Championship player over the last few seasons, so to convince him to take a step down to League One is testament to the appeal of Sheffield Wednesday.

If the Owls can keep hold of Massimo Luongo and bring in Vaulks, their midfield options are looking very strong ahead of next season.

The fact this would be a free transfer is a nice bonus, too, so providing Vaulks wage demands are affordable, there isn’t much not to like with regards to this deal.

Marcus Ally 

Will Vaulks definitely represents value in the market on a free this summer, and it would be a surprise to see him drop to League One level.

However, Wednesday are able to attract players who could have second tier offers for the sheer size of the club and potential under Darren Moore.

Should Massimo Luongo not sign a new contract, this would be an ideal replacement and the 28-year-old would add some balance between the youth and experience in the squad.

The Welshman can contribute just as much in and out of possession, and would be a signing that increases the already high expectations that the Owls kick on towards promotion in 2022/23.

It would be a very smart pick-up.


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