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Fernando Forestieri could give Stoke the firepower they need

Stoke City are interested in signing Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri, according to The Star.

What’s the story?

The hitman joined the Owls back in 2015 when he signed from Watford and he has since gone on to score 32 goals for the club.

The 28-year-old is valued at £6.3million on Transfermarkt and only made ten appearances last season due to injury, but he still managed to score five goals during the campaign.

The report outlines Wednesday’s plans to lower their big wage bill, and as Forestieri is one of the club’s top earners, Stoke are hoping they can convince them to part with their star.

Is he worth it?

Stoke’s new boss Gary Rowett is clearly trying to recruit some of the Championship’s finest talent and there is no doubt that Forestieri is one of the best proven goal-scorers in the league.

When fit, you can guarantee he will be among the goals and he is exactly the sort of player Stoke should consider if they want to head back to the top flight.

Potent strikers come at a premium, and Forestieri won’t come cheap, but if he scores the goals that see Stoke return to the Premier League, he’ll be worth every penny.

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