Millwall are set to make a second attempt to bring Josh Windass to The Den this summer.
That’s according to a report by the South London Press, who claim that Gary Rowett’s side are preparing a second offer for the Sheffield Wednesday attacking midfielder after having an initial £400k bid rejected for the 27-year-old.
Despite the Lions’ apparent intentions, Yorkshire Live report that Darren Moore is unwilling to sanction the sale of the £1.44m-rated man this summer, as he sees Windass as a crucial part of his Owls side moving forwards.
With Millwall having enjoyed a highly impressive campaign in the Championship last time out, with Rowett’s side securing an 11th place finish in the second tier table, it is not a difficult scenario to imagine that, with a couple of decent additions to his squad this summer, the 47-year-old could well mount a push for a top-six spot next season.
And, considering how impressive Windass was last term, despite playing for a side who finished bottom of the Championship table, the 27-year-old would certainly appear to be a signing who would boost the Lions’ chances of going on to land a play-off place in their upcoming campaign.
Indeed, over his 41 Championship appearances for Wednesday in 2020/21, Windass 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.
Windass’ nine league goals were bettered only by Jed Wallace of Millwall players last term, while the 27-year-old’s six Championship assists would have ranked the attacking midfielder top of the Lions’ assist charts.
As such, it would seem highly advisable for Rowett to do everything he can to get a deal over the line for the man whose father, Dean, dubbed an “explosive” player this summer, as the Wednesday star could well take Millwall’s game to a whole new level in their upcoming campaign.