Championship

Sheffield Wednesday can land transfer masterstroke in potentially replacing Forestieri

According to The Star, a host of Championship clubs, including new arrivals Stoke City, are interested in signing Fernando Forestieri this summer.

Since joining from Watford in 2015, Forestieri has been a key man in the Owls’ team, making himself a fan favourite at Hillsborough.

His good form since his move is now attracting interest from fellow Championship clubs and a move away from Sheffield is looking ever more likely this summer.

If the ex-Italy under-21 international does depart, then Wednesday boss, Jos Luhukay, will have to be swift in identifying an adequate replacement for the forward.

Filling the boots of Forestieri would be no easy task, considering the 28-year-old chipped in with 5 goals last season, despite only managing 10 appearances. 

There are individuals out there though who could take Forestieri’s place in the Sheffield Wednesday squad and allow the team to kick on in his absence. Given Transfermarkt value him at £6.3 million, the sale of Forestieri should bring in the requisite funds to purchase his replacement. 

Wilson Eduardo

Eduardo, of Braga in Portugal, is an ambitious target for Wednesday but one that should be within their means were they to pursue it. 

The 27-year-old, who has represented Portugal at all youth levels but never played for the senior side, has struggled to nail down a consistent starting role for Braga, despite racking up impressive numbers when he does play. Last season, in only 16 league outings, Eduardo managed 7 goals and 2 assists.

A move now could be the best thing to ensure the talented attacker’s peak years don’t go to waste.

Sheffield Wednesday could be his ideal destination, with Eduardo potentially being able to combine effectively with the likes of George Boyd, Jordan Rhodes and Gary Hooper in the Owls’ side.

Transfermarkt value him at £3.6 million, meaning the sale of Forestieri should be able to cover the cost of the Portuguese’s purchase.  

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