Having led Sheffield Wednesday to a 12th place finish in the Championship earlier this month, Steve Bruce will be looking to end the club’s wait for Premier League football next season by launching a sustained bid for promotion.
Yet in order to give his side the best chance of being successful next season, the 58-year-old will need to get his recruitment spot on over the next few months.
Although Bruce will need to bring in several additions during the transfer window, it is paramount that he prioritises signing a forward between now and August.
Despite having the likes of Fernando Forestieri, Lucas Joao and Steven Fletcher at his disposal, it could be highly beneficial for the former Aston Villa boss if he swoops for one of the National League’s most exciting talents.
According to TalkSPORT (as quoted by HITC), the Owls are reportedly one of a number of clubs thought to be interested in Leyton Orient ace Macauley Bonne who could be available for as little as £200k this summer.
A fantastic finisher, the Zimbabwean international fired in an impressive total of 23 goals for the O’s during the 2018/19 campaign as the O’s secured promotion to League Two.
Indeed, bringing in Bonne could be considered as somewhat of a risk since he has never played in the Championship before, but it may be worth taking if he can make the necessary adjustments needed to thrive at that level.
Still only 23 years old, the former Colchester United ace seemingly has the world at his feet and could develop into a top player under the guidance of Bruce.
However, if the Owls are considering a move for Bonne, they must act quick as Sheffield United, Sunderland and Leicester City are all keeping tabs on the forward’s situation at Orient.
What do you think Wednesday fans? Should Bruce make a move for Bonne this summer? Or is there another striker that you would like your club to sign in the transfer window? Let us know below.
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