Tony Pulis can end Sheffield Wednesday’s striker nightmare with one simple loan swoop this January…
According to WalesOnline, the Owls are one of several Championship teams eyeing a move for Leeds sensation Sam Greenwood next month.
It’s claimed that the likes of Cardiff City and AFC Bournemouth, two teams in and around the top ten, are also keen on securing his services.
The report suggests that the 18-year-old forward is highly-rated down the road in Yorkshire and isn’t far off breaking into the first-team, so it could be quite the coup for the Hillsborough-based side.
It’s no secret that Pulis is absolutely crying out for a proper centre-forward.
Josh Windass is their top goalscorer on three goals for the season, and he’s primarily an attacking midfielder, leaving goal-shy Jordan Rhodes as, technically, their only centre-forward.
Indeed, Steven Fletcher was never truly replaced. A nightmare scenario.
Greenwood cost United £1.5m from Arsenal in the summer and has drawn plenty of raving endorsements throughout his short career to date.
His former coach at Sunderland, Paul Bryson, spoke very highly of the teenager, he said:
“He always had the ability to unlock defences. Very good technically and excellent from dead-ball situations. His delivery from corners and free-kicks was good and he scored some wonderful goals at Sunderland.”
Whilst The Athletic’s Phil Hay claimed on his podcast (via This is Futbol): “From what we’ve seen of him so far, his movement and his finishing and everything else, he looks like a very natural striker.”
Greenwood is yet to feature in the men’s game, but has proven to be a prolific and lethal marksman at youth level – this season he’s already bagged six goals in eight appearances in the Premier League 2, adding to his 15 goals and six assists for Arsenal U18s, per Transfermarkt.
It’s no wonder he’s been likened to Robin van Persie before.
Dejphon Chansiri must sanction this move in January. It’ll be a cheap deal with a very high ceiling for success – a risk well worth taking.
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