Yorkshire Live wrter Steven Chicken has dropped a worrying opinion on Lee Gregory, regarding Sheffield Wednesday’s interest in the attacker.
Yorkshire Live writer Chicken has cast doubt over Sheffield Wednesday’s reported swoop for Stoke striker Lee Gregory. Football League World had reported earlier this month that Sheffield Wednesday are set to sign Gregory from Stoke on a free transfer this summer.
However, Chicken has now claimed that a move may be unlikely for Gregory. The journalist writes that Gregory’s wages may not fit in with what Wednesday will be able to afford this summer, whilst also ruling out a deal for Preston’s Jayden Stockley for the same reason.
“I thought Lee Gregory was great for us when he came on. He showed great energy and enthusiasm.
“He was a handful and I think he really lifted the rest of the team when he came on with his energy. I was delighted with him.”
Sheffield Wednesday fans will be gutted if this update from Chicken turns out to be accurate. When the initial report from FLW came out, it appeared as though the club were set to sign an experienced, proven, striker at League One and Championship level.
That could have been a major boost to Darren Moore’s squad as Gregory has shown that he can score goals in the second and third tiers of English football.
The £12k-per-week dynamo has an impressive resume in League One and the Championship. In the third tier, Gregory has scored 35 goals in 78 games and provided nine assists. Meanwhile, Gregory has scored 40 and assisted 18 in 183 Championship appearances throughout his career. This suggests that he is a reliable player at Championship level and that he excels as a goalscorer in League One, the division Wednesday will be in next season.
If Wednesday do miss out on Gregory due to his wage demands then it could be yet another consequence of the ongoing off-field issues.
The Star reported earlier this month that some players were considering handing in their notices due to missed salary payments, as Wednesday continue to struggle with their finances in the midst of the pandemic.
Dejphon Chansiri has been struggling to pay his players and this could now translate into the club not being able to land one of their targets.