Sheffield news The latest on Sheffield Wednesday's interest in Josh Windass MetiNews.Com
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Breaking News ! Sheffield Wednesday are eyeing up a summer move for Wigan Athletic forward Josh Windass. The 26-year-old spent the second half of the 2019/20 campaign on loan at Hillsborough, scoring three goals in six starts and three substitute appearances. Windass, the son of Hull City legend Dean, returned to his parent club following the end of the campaign and is currently away on holiday. Here is what we know on the player’s current situation. What Windass has said Windass has not spoken publicly on his future post lockdown. But in an interview back in March, Windass said: "Since I’ve come in the results haven’t been what we’ve wanted but when I’ve come in we’ve managed to grab a couple of goals. "The lads have been brilliant, the gaffer’s been brilliant and I’m enjoying. “I’m just trying to play the best football that I can and if that’s good enough for the manager to want to keep me then we’ll see. Obviously, at the moment I’m still contracted to Wigan and I’m assuming there will be still be a lot of fine details if that was ever going to happen." Read More Related Articles Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday linked with Manchester City starlet – reports Read More Related Articles Sheffield Wednesday Q&A recap: James Garner, Garry Monk and the EFL charge verdict How much do Wigan want for him? It was reported in January that the Latics valued him at around £500,000. But Wigan now find themselves in a precarious financial position after suffering relegation from the Championship on July 22, having been hit by a 12-point deduction for entering administration. Without the points deduction, Wigan would have finished 13th in the standings. The Latics are appealing the sanction but their manager Paul Cook resigned from his position with the financially troubled club yesterday to further add to the uncertainty at the DW Stadium. Their ability to command a significant fee has been somewhat reduced. Read More Related Articles 'It is not an easy sell' - Former Sheffield Wednesday defender fears for club's future Read More Related Articles Who Sheffield Wednesday supporters voted as their player of the year Wigan's administrators are having to sell players as they look to generate funds to pay wages owed to the first-team squad for last month.
. If that is the case, Wednesday will no doubt push hard to try and get a deal over the line, particularly given their paucity of attacking options. What Garry Monk has said The Wednesday manager has made it crystal clear he wants to bring Windass back to Hillsborough next season. When quizzed by Yorkshire Live about the possibility of signing Windass on a full-time basis before the Championship restart, Monk said: "We will have to see at that point. Right now with Josh it is about him focusing on getting back to fitness. "We will have to see at the end of this period of games where we are at and what we can do. We will have those conversations possibly. "I think very highly of Josh and I think he would be a great asset for ourselves. Those conversations will come further down the line."
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Who has been linked Windass was heavily linked with a move to Nottingham Forest before joining Wednesday on January deadline-day. It is said Forest, Middlesbrough, Bristol City and Windass’ former club Rangers are all interested in signing him in this window. Former Huddersfield Town youngster Windass was at Rangers from 2016 to 2018 and even scored against Wednesday in a pre-season friendly at Hillsborough three years ago. The player's contract status Windass is contracted to Wigan until next summer. He fell out of favour under Cook but is there now a possibility for him to resurrect his Latics career? Only time will tell.
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