Sheffield Wednesday have struggled to build on last season’s campaign and need to act fast.
As Wednesday sit 16th in the Championship, Steve Bruce will be wanting to walk into an unbeaten run when he takes up the job officially, with the Owls having beaten Luton Town in a FA Cup third-round replay in the last game.
To improve the Owls’ form, as well as the players doing their best for him, Bruce will also need to delve into the transfer market for recruitments.
According to The Star, Wednesday are in talks with Fulham to sign Neeskens Kebano and sources close to the club say they hope to bring him in on a loan until the end of the season.
With that being said, let’s take a look at the potential consequences of the deal…
The Owls avoid a relegation battle
Kebano has barely got a look in this season, making just three substitute appearances in the Premier League and a start in each Cup.
However, if he joins Wednesday and is able to quickly get back to match sharpness, then he could become key in helping them to avoid a relegation battle.
Wednesday are just seven points adrift of the relegation zone, and if Kebano’s performances individually and his effect on the side can help win them points, this could move them away for the zone and into safety.
Onomah handed a lesser role
Kebano featured on either wing for Fulham last season, as well as offering a hand at attacking midfield if required.
Josh Onomah also plays these roles and the 21-year-old has started just eight Championship games this season, having not being involved in the last three.
If Kebano does arrive, he will push Onomah further down the pecking order, which will not be good for his confidence and development at Wednesday but if it pays off, then Bruce will see it as a job well done.