The club posted that Elias Kachunga has signed following his release from fellow Championship side Huddersfield. The 28 year-old centre-forward adds some much-needed firepower as before he signed, the club only had one natural striker on the books in Jordan Rhodes, who only managed three goals in the division last season.
Kachunga has a decent goal scoring record as he has played 365 games throughout his career and scored 99 times. He has also picked up 33 assists, per Transfermarkt. For Huddersfield in both the Premier League and the Championship, he scored 17 times and assisted 10 times.
To bring an experienced forward to the club is normally a good thing, and now manager Garry Monk will have a week before the Championship starts to work out a formation to get the best out of the player.
Here is what fans said following the news, with many delighted given they have finally beefed up their attacking options.
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) September 2, 2020
Excellent signing with good promise, as long as his wages are in line with our ideals, looks like good business to me, Welcome to The Owls 👍
— Robert Bonser (@RobertEBonser) September 2, 2020
Good signing 👏 think he will surprise a few. good luck @ekachunga15
— ⒶⒶ 🦉 (@ANDYOWL82) September 2, 2020
😂😂😂 love this announcement. Social media team this summer knocking it out of the park! 👌🔥
— Kerry Massey (@kezzadix) September 2, 2020
At last a striker with pace…
— JamesK1 (@JamesK__1) September 2, 2020
This is a fantastic signing. Securing deals for Kachunga and Windass on the same day shows real vision and intent from the management team. Really looking forward to seeing him in a Wednesday shirt. #swfc https://t.co/qvixYAUZqi
— Richard Taylor (@RichLido) September 2, 2020
— Thomas Gibson (@TomTheMightyOwl) September 2, 2020
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