Outgoing Sheffield Wednesday star Tom Lees could join Bristol City this summer, as he moves on to the next chapter in his career.
The Lowdown: Lees moving on
The Owls suffered a heartbreaking 2020/21 season, with their relegation to League One confirmed on the final day, following a 3-3 draw away to Derby County.
Darren Moore now has the job of masterminding Wednesday’s return to the Championship, although he will have to do it without a host of established, soon to be out-of-contract players.
Lees is one of those after seeing out his current deal, so the centre-back is now on the lookout for a new club, having been described as ‘fantastic’ by former manager Garry Monk in the past.
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The Latest: Bristol City keen on move
According to the Bristol Post,the 30-year-old is wanted by Bristol City, after they missed out on signing Hull City man Reece Burke.
Manager Nigel Pearson, formerly Wednesday captain, is keen on bolstering his centre-back options and considers Lees a potential acquisition.
The Verdict: Blow for Moore
In an ideal world, Lees would have extended his stay at Hillsborough, but the lure of playing Championship football has made that impossible.
At 30, the defender may not be at his absolute peak now, but he is still a hugely experienced player who could be a shrewd addition for a team of City’s ilk, and will no doubt be a big miss for the Owls.
He played 38 times in the league in 2020/21, leaving a big gap which Moore now needs to fill. Not only that, the experience of a man with seven years and nearly 300 appearances with the club could have been extremely useful in propelling the Owls back up at the first time of asking.
In other news, Dom Howson has provided an update on a rumoured Sheff Wed transfer target. Find out who it is here.
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