A major update has emerged on Stoke forward Lee Gregory, regarding Sheffield Wednesday’s interest in his services.
According to Football League World, the Owls are poised to land the Stoke City centre-forward this summer. Gregory’s contract at Stoke expires at the end of the month and he is set to become a free agent in July.
Sheffield Wednesday are now looking to pounce on the former Millwall forward. The report claims that Hillsborough is the most likely destination for the attacker as it stands, with Darren Moore on the verge of adding him to his squad.
“I can only thank him for his efforts while I’ve been in charge.
“Not just his goal-scoring record, but his quality as a person.
“He is hugely, hugely popular in the changing room, massively popular with the staff because of his honesty, his trust, his performances and his work ethic. And he’s a fan favourite as well.”
In signing him, Dejphon Chansiri could land a major boost for Sheffield Wednesday.
Amidst all the bad news surrounding the club, with the unpaid wage situation, this could be a timely piece of positive news for Wednesday fans to enjoy. With Jordan Rhodes leaving the club at the end of the month, Moore is currently on course to have zero natural centre-forwards in his squad heading into next season. This means that adding a striker to the mix is a much-needed move.
The £12k-per-week dynamo has experience of delivering in League One. In two seasons in the third tier for Millwall, Gregory scored an exceptional 35 goals in 78 games, whilst also providing nine assists for his teammates.
This means that he is a proven goalscorer in the third tier and could help fire Sheffield Wednesday to promotion if he is able to rediscover his best form and settle in under the coaching of Moore. Therefore, fans should be buzzing that the club are on course to sign a proven player for their level.
Gregory would also arrive as a striker who has proven himself in the Championship. The 32-year-old scored four goals in nine starts for Stoke and Derby in the season just gone and has had four seasons of scoring six or more Championship goals in his career – hitting double figures twice for Millwall.
This shows that he is a useful player in the second tier and could be a valuable player for Wednesday to have if they are able to return to the division at the first attempt next season.