Championship

Jos Luhukay should consider 2 solutions to Sheffield Wednesday’s transfer crisis

The Star are stating that Sheffield Wednesday have been unable to strike a deal to bring Frederico Venancio back to the club and will now have to find alternative defensive recruits.

The Portuguese Venancio spent last season on loan with the Owls and impressed in his time there. Despite Wednesday publicly declaring interest in making the switch a permanent one, a suitable agreement couldn’t be reached and Venancio has moved on to Vitoria Guimaraes instead.

Jos Luhukay must now look elsewhere for suitable defensive additions to his squad, having recognised that his back line needs upgrading over the summer if the Owls are to be considered genuine promotion contenders. 

Jorge Teixeira

Teixeira is familiar with English football, having spent a spell with Charlton Athletic prior to a switch to Belgian outfit Sint-Truidense last summer. 

Teixeira has since stepped up his game and could, at 31, be ready to try his hand in the Championship. 

Transfermarkt value the Portuguese at £630k, and he could be worth a punt, given he’d provide adequate squad depth at Hillsborough without breaking the bank.

Sam Byram

In what would likely be a loan deal, the arrival of Sam Byram at Hillsborough would be a major coup and transformative for Wednesday’s right flank.

Having failed to make himself a long term first team fixture at West Ham, a return to the Championship could reinvigorate Byram and Luhukay’s defence at the same time. 

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