It has been a roller-coaster of a season to be a Sheffield Wednesday supporter hasn’t it?
After experiencing a torrid start to the Championship campaign, the Owls’ decision to sack Jos Luhukay in December and replace him with Steve Bruce has proved to be somewhat of a masterstroke.
Although the Yorkshire-based outfit will be facing yet another year in the second tier, the fact that they managed to stay in contention for the play-offs until the penultimate week of the season indicates that they are on the right path for the future.
However, if they are to sustain a push for automatic promotion during the 2019/20 campaign, they will have to sort out their goalkeeping situation over the coming months.
With Keiren Westwood’s contract at Hillsborough set to expire in June (via Transfermarkt), the Republic of Ireland international has yet to commit to a new deal which must be worrying for Bruce given just how impressive he has been for the Owls.
If the 34-year-old does decide to seek a future elsewhere, Wednesday must consider replacing him with one of Portugal’s most consistent shot-stoppers.
Having delivered a number of stand-out performances for Rio Ave in the Primeira Liga this season, Quentin Beunardeau is reportedly one of Bruce’s main targets in the summer (via record.pt).
Rated at £450k by Transfermarkt, the French ‘keeper could prove to be a bargain for the Owls if he can replicate the same level of form which has seen him keep nine clean sheets in 25 appearances for the Iberian minnows this year.
Whereas Westwood is entering the twilight of his career, at the age of 25, Beunardeau is yet to reach his prime but could do so in South Yorkshire if Wednesday decide he is worth taking a risk on when the transfer window opens in July.
What do you think Owls fans? Should Bruce consider bringing in Beunardeau in the summer? Or would it be more beneficial if the 58-year-old does everything he can to convince Westwood to stay? Let us know below.
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