It has been a roller-coaster of a year to be a Sheffield Wednesday supporter, hasn’t it?
After witnessing their side suffer an appalling start to the 2018/19 campaign under Jos Luhukay, the Hillsborough faithful would have been very concerned about the prospect of being dragged into a relegation battle.
Yet with the club dropping like a stone in the Championship standings, chairman Dejphon Chansiri made the crucial call to sack the Portuguese boss in December with Steve Bruce being brought in to steady the ship.
Having done just that by securing a 12th place finish earlier this month, the 58-year-old will be looking to launch a sustained push for promotion next season.
Yet in order to achieve this, Bruce simply must get his recruitment spot on this summer.
Although it is fair to say that the Owls need to make improvements in several positions in the transfer market, their number one priority must be to sign a winger who has the potential to set the Championship alight.
With both George Boyd and Marco Matias scheduled to leave the club next month when their contracts expire, Bruce should turn his attention to securing the services of one of Swiss football’s most exciting players.
According to Football Insider, the Owls are reportedly interested in signing Benjamin Kololli from FC Zurich after being impressed by the nature of the 27-year-old’s performances.
A fantastic technician, the £2.48m-rated ace (via Transfermarkt) has arguably been Stadtclub’s most important player this season as, without him, they could have easily suffered an embarrassing relegation to the Challenge League.
Yet with Kololli managing to fire in a spectacular total of 14 goals in all competitions whilst also providing six assists, Zurich managed to secure their stay in Switzerland’s top division.
Clearly a special player, the 27-year-old would arguably be an upgrade on Adam Reach who despite being brilliant on his day, does tend to drift in and out of games for the Owls.
Therefore, if the Kololli is indeed available this summer, Wednesday must do everything they possibly can to convince him to make the switch to West Yorkshire as he could prove to be the missing piece in Bruce’s jigsaw.
What do you think Owls fans? Should Bruce go all-out to try and sign Kololli this summer? How important is it that the former Aston Villa boss recruits the right players in the transfer window? Get in touch below.
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