Carlton Palmer believes that Sheffield Wednesday have no choice but to sell midfielder Josh Windass this summer.
The 27-year-old, who scored nine Championship goals as the Owls were relegated last season, has been the subject of recent interest from Millwall, who have reportedly seen a £400,000 bid rejected.
Windass contributed to almost 40 per cent of Wednesday’s league goals last term, adding six assists to his nine goals, proving himself as one of the more creative players in the second-tier.
And having played at this level in each of last four campaigns with both Wigan and Sheffield Wednesday, Palmer completely understands why the attacker would be against dropping into League One following the Owls’ relegation – especially if there is interest from clubs in the level directly below the glamour of the Premier League.
He exclusively told Football FanCast:
“I think they do have to sell because they are going to be affected by the financial fair play next season, and the one thing they don’t want to do is start with a points deduction.
“But the thing is for Josh Windass, if you’ve got the opportunity to play higher, you’re going to play higher.
“Are Sheffield Wednesday going to challenge for promotion? We’d like to think so, but from where they are now, it’s a tall order. So, he’s got the opportunity to play in the Championship with Millwall, so, as a player, he’s going to go.”