Before the transfer window even opened today, there were rumours circulating of a potentially exciting addition to Sheffield Wednesday’s ranks.
On Monday it was reported that Arsenal would recall Eddie Nketiah from his loan spell with Leeds and that the Owls were in the hunt for his signature on a temporary basis.
The 20-year-old striker has been hailed by Arsene Wenger but has only managed one start in the Championship during his time at Elland Road.
Things simply haven’t worked out for him in Yorkshire but Wednesday could offer a solid alternative, especially considering Garry Monk likes to operate with a 4-4-2 system.
Amid the report, a host of fans took to Twitter to react to the news, many deciding to hail the player and what he could bring to Hillsborough. One suggested he’d be perfect for Steven Fletcher while another was excited about the pace he could bring to Monk’s side.
This is exactly who we need!!!
— Luke Askham (@Luke_Askham) December 30, 2019
Yes, would give us pace up front
— John Grant (@Granty62owl) December 30, 2019
Would be the perfect partner for Fletcher 🤞🤞🤞
— George Atkin (@AtkinGeorge) December 30, 2019
Be a good signing
— Aiden Wilson (@AidenWi49582403) December 31, 2019
Other supporters decided to bring Sheffield Wednesday’s need for more creativity into the equation, although two fans were split on whether they should actually bring the youngster in this month.
One individual wanted to see him arrive but was also keen to ensure more creative players arrived. Another thought that should simply be the sole focus.
Their concerns are only natural. After all, the Owls only have one man to surpass five assists this term – Barry Bannan. Meanwhile, Kadeem Harris failed to create a single chance against Cardiff last weekend.
100% then a creative midfielder just behind him and fletcher and we have ourselves a team worthy of challenging
— Joe Statham (@joestatham1990) December 31, 2019
No point we have to creativity
— djotter (@dotter1812) December 31, 2019
There was no optimism from fellow fans who thought there was absolutely no chance of the striker arriving during the winter window.
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Considering Wednesday have numerous options at their disposal, including Fletcher, Sam Winnall, Jordan Rhodes and Atdhe Nuhui, it would be understandable if the forward had reservations over how much game time he’d get.
That could cast doubts over the deal but certain supporters don’t think they can get him anyway.
Be lovely but unlikely. Bristol will get him.
— Steve Fisher (@stevefoshfisher) December 30, 2019
Very much doubt we’ll get him.
— Matthew (@matthewtups) December 31, 2019
No chance of him coming to Wednesday
— gazswfc🦉 (@garry_gazswfc) December 30, 2019