Having steered Sheffield Wednesday to a 12th place finish in the Championship earlier this month, Steve Bruce will be aiming to launch a sustained bid for promotion next season.
Yet in order to build the foundations needed for success, it is clear that the 58-year-old will need to launch a complete overhaul of his squad this summer.
With the likes of George Boyd, Marco Matias and Gary Hooper all scheduled to leave the club when their contracts expire in June, Bruce could use the wages freed up as leverage to bring in one of the most exciting players in the second tier.
According to West London Sport, the former Aston Villa boss is reportedly eyeing up a move for Wigan Athletic midfielder Sam Morsy after being impressed by his performances for the Lancashire-based side in recent months.
A mainstay in Paul Cook’s side, the 27-year-old was nothing short of exceptional for the Latics during the 2018/19 campaign as he played a prominent role in helping them avoid relegation to League One.
Having demonstrated just what he is capable of producing at Championship level, Morsy would undoubtedly be an upgrade on Wednesday’s current defensive midfield options.
With both Sam Hutchinson and Joey Pelupessy struggling for consistency in this particular role, by bringing in the £900k-rated ace (via Transfermarkt), Bruce will be signing a player who is not only a fantastic reader of the game but also has an eye for a pass.
By securing the services of Morsy this summer, it would not be at all surprising if the Owls found themselves right in the mix next season as he is a player who has the capabilities to completely transform their fortunes.
However, if they are indeed thinking of swooping for the midfielder, Wednesday will need to act fast as Brentford are also keeping tabs on the Egypt international.
What do you think Wednesday fans? Should Bruce go all-out to bring in Morsy when the transfer window opens this summer? Could the midfielder help your side launch a promotion push next season? Get in touch below.
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