Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Massimo Luongo could return to Australia, with Perth Glory reportedly interested in making a move for him.
The Lowdown: Luongo impresses for Owls
The 28-year-old has been an impressive performer at times for the Owls, scoring three goals in 45 appearances. and boasting impressive averages of 2.4 tackles and 1.3 interceptions per game in the Championship last season.
Luongo has lacked consistency though and is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, meaning he is set to miss a chunk of Wednesday’s League One campaign.
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The Latest: Midfielder linked with exit
According to The Sheffield Star, Darren Moore could actually lose his midfielder for good, with Perth eyeing up a permanent move for him.
The A-League side are thought to be keen on bringing Luongo back to his homeland, with over a month of the Australian transfer window still remaining.
Luongo’s current Owls deal expires next summer, leaving his future up in the air.
The Verdict: Big potential loss?
Luongo would be a big loss if he moved on this summer, even though his injury problems have held him back at times at Hillsborough.
The tenacity and energy he provides in midfield could be too good for some League One opponents – he has won 43 caps for Australia, which speaks volumes – and he is an ideal foil for the more attack-minded Barry Bannan.
The hope may be that Luongo stays put at Wednesday and ends up signing a new contract, but cashing in now is a more viable option than losing him for free next year.
In other news, some Sheff Wed fans have been hailing an Owls player’s brilliance on international duty. Read more here.
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