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Sheffield Wednesday Transfer Rumours

Sheffield Wednesday Transfer Rumours

Keep up to date with the latest Sheffield Wednesday transfer rumours, and check out daily articles from the Owls. From transfer exclusives to some of the most memorable transfers in club history, we have got you covered. We have all the content you need so you do not miss out on the action – your number one source for Sheffield Wednesday transfer rumours!

Sheffield Wednesday Record Transfers

The vast majority of Sheffield Wednesday’s record transfer arrivals came in the 1990s when the South Yorkshire side enjoyed an eight-year spell in England’s top-flight before suffering many ups and downs. Giles De Bildes previous £4.50m transfer record was set in 1999-00 and it was not broken until almost 20 years later in 2016-17 when midfielder Adam Reach joined from Premier League side Middlesbrough for just over £5m.

Just one season later, for the first time in club history, the Owls broke the £10m mark and splashed out on 27-year-old centre forward Jordan Rhodes for £10.53m. Rhodes joined from Middlesbrough like former teammate Reach, after the Scottish international impressed during his loan spell the half-season before.

However, he struggled to find his form and subsequently was loaned out to Championship opposers Norwich City head of the 2018-19 campaign.

Serbia and Montenegro international legend Darko Kovacevic, joined the Owls back in 1995-96 for a then-record transfer fee of £4.50m from Red Star Belgrade. To this day, the former striker is still Sheffield Wednesday’s fourth-highest record signing.

The young Serbian only played 16 games for the Owls during one season, before iconically moving to LaLiga’s Real Sociedad for a record sale fee of £7.20m, which still stands today. The closest any Sheffield Wednesday player has come to achieving such a high sale fee was during the summer of the current 2019-20 season, when Portuguese centre-forwards Lucas Joao joined fellow Championship side Reading for £4.86m.

Joao earned his move to Reading after playing over 100 league games in the division and after making two appearances for the senior Portugal squad.

Just like arrivals, Wednesday’s sales are not memorable by many and they were mostly set during the 1990s again, when the Owls were competing at the highest level.

The club’s third record sale was Emerson Thome who left for Premier League rivals Chelsea at the start of the new millennium for £3.60m, and this was closely followed a year later by Niclas Alexandersson who joined Everton for around the same fee.

Famous Sheffield Wednesday Transfers

Paolo Di Canio famously signed for Sheffield Wednesday on a free transfer from Celtic in 1997. This was one of the best bits of business by the Owls as they had signed an experienced European Cup winner who had played for giants Juventus, Napoli, and Milan.

The Italian went on to play 41 games for Wednesday, before moving on to West Ham United for £2m, making him the eleventh highest sale in club history.

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