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Howson believes it might be best for Sheff Wed to sell Adam Reach in the winter

Howson believes it might be best for Sheff Wed to sell Adam Reach in the winter

Sheffield Wednesday have been performing rather well this season, which has led to a number of clubs taking an interest in some of their players.

One man that has been caught in the spotlight is Adam Reach, who has been excelling for the Owls recently, having scored a handful of outstanding goals.

It is believed that the midfielder has attracted interest from clubs in the Premier League, with the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers thought to be keeping tabs on the 25-year-old.

Jos Luhukay would obviously like to keep him at Hillsborough for as long as possible, however, one journalist has suggested that offloading him in January could do the club a lot of good in the long-term future.

Dom Howson, who is a reporter for The Sheffield Star believes a potential sale of Reach would help the Owls to balance the books and steer them clear of the financial issues that caused them problems in the summer.

“Reach is one of the club’s prized assets but the reality is selling him in January could go a long way towards solving their financial issues,” he wrote in his column for The Star.

“It was only a couple of months ago that the club were under a transfer embargo and Luhukay was unable to bring in reinforcements for four months.

“And chairman Dejphon Chansiri has previously warned the club will have “big, big problems” adhering to Profitability and Sustainability regulations next year if they fail to secure promotion this season.

“So if a club tabled a big offer for Reach in the New Year, Wednesday’s hierarchy would be foolish to dismiss it out of hand. Reach would arguably cost, in today’s market, around the £15m mark. A transfer fee in that region would ease their financial issues and potentially allow Luhukay to rebuild the squad.

“It is probably not what the Wednesdayites want to hear but the days of boom and bust have gone at S6. There is a need to balance the books.”

The Verdict:

Howson will be right that Sheffield Wednesday fans would not like to have heard that, however, it is difficult not to agree with him.

It was just this summer where they were placed under a transfer embargo and Luhukay was not allowed to make the additions that he would have felt necessary to make.

Nobody likes to lose one of their best players, however, an offer of around £15m may not come around too often for the Owls, and given the situation they are currently in, it may be best to cash in on Reach.

Sheffield Wednesday fans – thoughts?

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