Sheffield Wednesday have a bloated squad, and it is cutting down on players the South Yorkshire outfit should be focusing on, that being said, they could certainly do with some quality additions in key areas.
After a seriously sub-par season, Wednesdayites will be hoping for much better in the coming season. Last season saw the end of former boss Carlos Carvalhal and the appointment of Jos Luhukay. The Dutch manager will need a much better season to please the Wednesday owners and fans.
Wednesday seem to have overkill in their squad, particularly in attack. They have recently loaned out the usually prolific forward Jordan Rhodes to Norwich City, but still have far too many players on their books. There is currently seven strikers on contract at the club, all of them senior players.
However, there is one clever addition the Owls should have in mind. Peterborough United have transfer listed their star player Marcus Maddison, after he has looked to force his way out of London Road. The winger is worth £750,000 according to Transfermarkt.
Consistently one of the best players outside the top two divisions, Maddison has blistering pace. He is the kind of player who will get to the byline and deliver a fizzing cross into the box. With the talent up top available at Wednesday, a player like Marcus Maddison is crucial in unlocking their true potential.
For a wide-man, he also scores plenty of goals. The Durham-born player netted 12 goals in all competitions last season. With winger George Boyd now past his peak aged 32, the legs of Maddison would be a huge positive for the Owls out wide. Maddison is a versatile who can play on either flank, and when required has even played at left-back for Peterborough United.
Sheffield Wednesday should drop everything and go after the transfer-listed Maddison. He is likely available for a very reasonable price, he is in his prime and would immediately improve the starting line up at Hillsborough.