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Sheffield Wednesday: Signing Josh Onomah on a permanent deal would be a mistake

Sheffield Wednesday: Signing Josh Onomah on a permanent deal would be a mistake - Championship

Having steered Sheffield Wednesday to a 12th place finish in the Championship after joining the club in February, Steve Bruce will be hoping that he can launch a sustained bid for promotion next season.

However, any potential success will depend largely on the 58-year-old’s recruitment in the upcoming transfer market.

Whereas signing a number of quality players will give the Owls the boost needed to push on over the next 12 months, by making mistakes this summer, they could be setting themselves up for disaster.

Therefore, with this in mind, it is imperative that Bruce reconsiders his stance on one of Wednesday’s targets.

According to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa boss is reportedly in talks with Tottenham Hotspur over the permanent signing of Josh Onomah.

If this indeed true, Bruce simply has to backtrack as the midfielder’s performances in the 2018/19 campaign left a lot to be desired.

Although he did show glimmers of what he is capable of against the likes of Bristol City and West Bromwich Albion, a woeful lack of consistency resulted in him failing to live up to what was expected of him when he initially arrived last year.

Furthermore, the fact that the £2.7m-rated ace (via Transfermarkt) missed 17 games due to a number of different injury issues suggest that by bringing him in, the Owls would be taking an almighty risk which could quite easily backfire if he cannot stay fit.

With an abundance of players who are as good as, if not better than Onomah expected to be available this summer, it could be argued that Wednesday may benefit from being patient rather than wasting their money on the England under-21 international.

What do you think Owls fans? Would you welcome a move for Onomah when the transfer window opens in July? Or should your side avoid the midfielder at all costs given his injury issues in recent months? Get in touch below.


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