Sheffield Wednesday’s hopes of achieving an extremely unlikely play-off spot this may be all-but-over, however, there must be a sense of optimism about what Steve Bruce can do with the Owls with a full season in charge.
It would not be a surprise if the summer saw a mass overhaul take place at Hillsborough, with a number of players to be offloaded and Bruce look to make the squad more of his own. And, it seems he could have been handed a great opportunity to sign one of the men he brought in on loan in January on a permanent deal.
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According to a report by Football Insider, Newcastle United are prepared to cut their losses and offload Achraf Lazaar.
The Premier League outfit are believed ready to accept offers in the region of £2million, which could give Sheffield Wednesday the perfect opportunity to turn his loan spell into a permanent switch.
Lazaar has made a strong impression during his time with the Championship outfit and has recently revealed to Tuttomercatoweb that he has held discussions about remaining at the club beyond the summer.
And, now it would appear that the Owls have the perfect chance to make a permanent swoop for the Morocco international, should they be keen to do so.
The 27-year-old has had a torrid time at Newcastle recently, so it is no surprise that the Premier League outfit are ready to ship him off.
Whether Sheffield Wednesday would be able to pay the £2m or at least be prepared to remains to be seen as it would not be a surprise to see Financial Fair Play regulations rear their ugly head at Hillsborough in the summer.
The Owls were placed under a transfer embargo last summer and it is unlikely things have improved financially for the club during the period set, although the next months could see plenty change as a number of their player’s contracts are set to expire.
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