Sheffield Wednesday’s chances of winning promotion have surely come to an end this season. There is no denying that Steve Bruce has managed to do a remarkable job with the Owls following his arrival, however, the damage was truly done during Jos Luhukay’s tenure at the start of the campaign.
Next season will provide him with a chance to hit the ground running, however, he will need to make a number of changes to the squad he inherited and it appears that he wants to bring a player to the side that he knows rather well.
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According to a report by TeamTALK, Bruce is thought to be keen on bringing Nick Powell to Sheffield Wednesday in the summer.
The manager is thought to be a huge fan of the player following their time together at Hull City, although the 25-year-old is not thought to be short of potential suitors when he leaves Wigan Athletic in the summer on a free transfer.
The Owls will have the likes of Rangers, Celtic, Burnley, Brighton and Hove Albion, Norwich City and Derby County all thought to hold an interest, whilst the likes of Red Bull Leipzig, Borussia Monchengladbach, Fenerbahce and Besiktas are also thought to be in the running.
There is no doubt that Bruce will face a huge battle to reunite with Powell at Sheffield Wednesday this summer considering the interest in the midfielder.
Having emerged as a star for Wigan over the past couple of seasons, there was always going to be plenty of interest, although the magnitude of some of the clubs allegedly keen could be too tempting for the former Manchester United man to resist.
Whilst Sheffield Wednesday may have to be playing Premier League football at Hillsborough to convince him to join, there would also have to be a number of changes made in the summer to ensure they are able to bring him in.
Financial Fair Play regulations have been something of a problem for the club over the past couple of seasons, and with the Owls likely to be impacted by them again during the summer, if they do not manage to get their figures in order, it would have to be considered extremely difficult for them to compete with others in terms of what they can offer Powell financially.
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