The Sun’s Alan Nixon has reported that Sheffield Wednesday are set to offer Kieran Lee a short term deal in order to give him a chance to prove his fitness, and that could be the smartest move the Owls make this summer.
The midfielder has barely featured for the Yorkshire club for the past two years due to injury problems, but if he can get back to his best Wednesday will have one of the best players in the league and he will be like a brand new signing.
The 30-year-old has to be regarded as one of the unluckiest footballers on the planet after the injury hell he has had to endure for the past couple of seasons.
He has played just 1074 minutes over the last two seasons due to injuries completely halting his career.
Every time he got close to returning there would be another setback and Owls fans haven’t seen him complete a full 90 minutes since November 2017 in a game against Reading.
Although Lee hasn’t proven any sort of fitness yet, offering him a short term deal may be the best piece of business Wednesday do this summer.
If he gets anywhere close to replicating the form he showed when Carlos Carvalhal was in charge at the club, he will undoubtedly be one of the best players in the Championship.
With central midfield being one of their most problematic positions, the return of Lee would save the Owls millions of pounds if he can get back to his best.
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Of course, we have seen players in the past who are unable to recover from these types of problems, but the Owls have to hope that their star man is more Aaron Ramsey than Owen Hargreaves.