Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed Florian Kamberi’s arrival at Hillsborough.
In a statement posted on the club’s official website, Wednesday confirmed that they had secured a season-long loan deal for the centre-forward, who joins from Swiss top-flight outfit St Gallen subject to international clearance.
The 29-year-old is the Owls’ seventh signing of the summer transfer window, with Darren Moore having already made the additions of Dennis Adeniran, Olamide Shodipo, Jaden Brown, Jack Hunt, Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Lewis Wing.
The statement added that the signing of the Albanian was made in order to bolster the club’s attacking options ahead of the new League One season, finishing by wishing Kamberi luck for his spell at Hillsborough.
Considering just how short Moore’s Sheffield Wednesday squad had been in terms of attacking options, with only Callum Paterson available as a natural centre-forward, the addition of Kamberi ahead of the Owls’ League One opener against Charlton next weekend is sure to have left the manager buzzing.
While the last couple of seasons have been rather turbulent for the 29-year-old, the striker has proven that, when he is settled in a team, he has what it takes to hit the back on the net on a regular basis.
Indeed, in the last full season he spent with a single club – with Hibernian back in 2018/19 – the £495k-rated man impressed over his 33 Scottish Premiership appearances, bagging eight goals and registering five assists for the club.
The Albanian also scored four goals and provided one assist over six appearances in the Europa League qualifying rounds that year, netting once and registering one assist over three Scottish Cup fixtures – taking his total haul for that season to 13 goals and seven assists over 43 appearances.
As such, if Moore can get such form out of Kamberi next season, the centre-forward could well play a starring role in Wednesday’s hunt for an immediate return to the Championship, something which is undoubtedly the aim for the 47-year-old and his team.