Millwall have been dealt a blow in their bid to bring Josh Windass to The Den this summer.
That’s according to a claim made by The Sun journalist Alan Nixon, who revealed in a post on Twitter that Sheffield Wednesday are demanding a fee in the region of £5m in order to part with the midfielder.
Nixon added that the price the Owls are requesting for the 27-year-old is likely to rule Gary Rowett’s side out of a potential move, with the Lions unlikely to be able to afford a deal for Windass.
Considering just how impressive Windass was for Sheffield Wednesday last season, the fact that the recently-relegated side are demanding a fee five times greater than what Millwall were reported to have offered for him is sure to have left Rowett gutted.
Indeed, over his 41 Championship appearances for the Owls last term, the £1.44m-rated man scored nine goals, provided six assists and created seven big chances for his teammates, as well as taking 1.9 shots and playing 0.7 key passes per game.
As such, with the midfielder dubbed an “explosive” player by his father Dean only being outscored by Jed Wallace in terms of Championship goals in the Millwall side last season, as well as registering more assists than any Lions player, Windass certainly would have seemed a fantastic addition to Rowett’s squad this summer.
However, unless the 47-year-old Millwall manager can raise the £5m fee required to sign Windass through player sales, or unless Wednesday lower their asking price for the 27-year-old, it would appear that a deal to bring the midfielder to The Den this summer is dead in the water.