Birmingham City are interested in a deal to bring Josh Windass to St. Andrew’s this summer.
That’s according to a report by the Sheffield Star, who claim that Lee Bowyer’s side are one of a number of Championship clubs keeping a close eye on the situation of the Sheffield Wednesday forward ahead of a potential move in the summer transfer window.
It is reported that that the Blues have made an enquiry regarding the availability of the 27-year-old, for whom the club are thought to be hoping to sign at a reduced price due to the Owls’ current financial situation.
Despite the fact that Darren Moore’s Sheffield Wednesday side finished rock-bottom of the Championship table last season, Windass was one of the few bright sparks in what was an otherwise disastrous campaign at Hillsborough.
Over his 41 Championship appearances last term, the former Rangers man scored nine goals, provided six assists and created seven big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 1.9 shots and making 0.7 key passes per game.
As such, with Bowyer looking to build a side that is much more capable than merely avoiding relegation next season, the addition of a player who outscored every single Birmingham player in the Championship last term, as well as ranking behind only Ivan Sanchez in terms of assists, would appear to be an extremely good piece of business for the 44-year-old to get over the line this summer.
Furthermore, if Wednesday are indeed desperate to sell the man dubbed an “explosive” player by his father, Dean, in order to balance their books, a deal for the £1.44m-rated forward could well be something of a bargain for the Blues.
So, it would seem highly advisable for Bowyer to make a move for the Sheffield Wednesday man at the earliest possible opportunity in the summer transfer window, as any one of the club’s Championship rivals will undoubtedly pounce for the 27-year-old sooner rather than later.