Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Joey Pelupessy is attracting interest from a host of clubs ahead of the summer transfer window.
That’s according to Dutch outlet Voetbal International, who claim that a number of Championship clubs, as well as teams from Turkey and the Netherlands, are considering a move for the 27-year-old at the end of the season.
According to the report, Wednesday would like to retain the services of the £450,000-rated midfielder, however, Pelupessy is keeping his options open as no agreement has been reached regarding a new contract at Hillsborough – with his current deal set to expire this summer.
While Pelupessy’s form has been dampened by the general disappointing performances of Sheffield Wednesday so far this season, the former Netherlands U20 international has shown glimpses of what he is capable of at times throughout 2020/21.
In total, the £12,000-per-week defensively minded midfielder has featured in 37 Championship games for the Owls this term, over which he has made an average of 1.1 interceptions, 1.6 tackles and 0.7 clearances per game, culminating in an average SofaScore match rating of 6.70.
However, since the appointment of Darren Moore back in March, Pelupessy has put in a number of impressive performances, including earning a 7.1 SofaScore match rating in the 2-1 loss to Norwich City, a 7.0 rating in the 2-1 victory over Barnsley and a 7.4 rating in the 1-0 win against Blackburn Rovers.
As such, it is hardly surprising to learn that Moore is eager to keep the midfielder Barry Bannan once claimed was the “perfect” player to play with, however, with it recently being reported that Dejphon Chansiri will not be offering any Owls players a new contract until the end of the season, it is not difficult to imagine that the 27-year-old will be snapped up by an interested party come the summer.
So, if Moore really does want Pelupessy to be a part of his Wednesday side next season, whichever league they will be playing their football in, it would be highly advisable for the manager to convince Chansiri that the midfielder must be made a priority when contract talks eventually begin.