Millwall have been dealt a blow in their bid to bring Josh Windass to The Den this summer.
That’s according to a report by the Sheffield Star, who claim that Sheffield Wednesday have rejected the Lions’ bid for the 27-year-old attacking midfielder, with the Owls believed to be unimpressed by the size of Millwall’s offer.
A host of Championship clubs, including the likes of Preston North End, Queens Park Rangers, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion, are believed to be keeping a close eye on the situation of the £1.44m-rated forward, although Gary Rowett’s side are thought to be the only team to have lodged an offer with Wednesday at this time.
Having seemingly taken the lead in the race for Windass’ signature, news of the rejection of their club’s bid for the forward is sure to have left fans of Millwall gutted, as the 27-year-old would be an excellent addition to the south London club’s attacking arsenal this summer.
Indeed, over his 41 Championship appearances for the Owls last season, the £10k-per-week man scored nine goals, registered 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 Rowett hoping to build a side that is capable of going on to secure a top-six finish in the league next season, the 27-year-old dubbed an “explosive” player by his father, Dean, would certainly appear to have helped the Lions in going on to achieve this feat.
However, while the rejection of their opening offer is indeed a setback, all hope is not lost for Millwall just yet, as long as they get back to Wednesday with a more palatable offer before one of the other interested parties does.