Darren Moore issues claim on free agent market for Wednesday
Darren Moore has issued a claim on Sheffield Wednesday’s transfer business regarding the free agent market.
What’s the talk?
The Owls manager has stated that supporters should not expect any free agent signings as he is happy with his current group of players following the arrival of Saido Berahino before the transfer deadline.
He told Yorkshire Live: “There are players here and abroad that are free transfers who have been thrown at us since last season. There have been loads thrown at us.
“As far as I am concerned, we have got Saido [Berahino] in. We are really pleased we have got him in.
“I like the look and blend of the squad and what I want to do now is get some work into them. That’s the big thing for us now. To get that work and consistency. The only way you get that is on the training ground.”
Do Wednesday need any more signings?
Moore is right
This is the right decision from the club and will hopefully prove successful in the months to come as it allows the manager to keep a settled squad. As Moore has said himself, he now has the chance to work with them on the training pitch and get them all to gel as a unit, something which could be hindered by new rivals coming in and complicating matters.
Signing new players would take them time to adapt and might put other players in the squad under threat as it could push them further down the pecking order. This could duly cause problems behind the scenes if it leaves players unhappy about their situations, with four months to go until the next transfer window opens.
It also means that the club are unlikely to sign Nathaniel Mendez-Laing. A report last month claimed that the Owls were looking at the ex-Cardiff forward as a potential free agent signing, but that trail appears to have gone cold given these latest comments from Moore.
We published an article at the time explaining why the club should not pursue a deal for the 29-year-old due to his off-field problems. This is another reason why the decision not to dip into the free agent pool is the right call for Wednesday, as they would avoid making a mistake with Mendez-Laing.
They should not be looking to upset the core of the group they currently have, as Moore needs time to work with these players. The manager is making the right call.
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