Sheffield Wednesday winger Adam Reach is now free to talk to foreign clubs over a potential summer move as his contract expires within the next six months.
The 27-year-old joined the Owls from Middlesbrough in 2016.
Wednesday paid Middlesbrough some £5 million for his signature, and Reach has gone on to make over 200 appearances for the Yorkshire club in all competitions.
Predominantly an attacking left winger but can also operate as a wingback, Reach posted 12 goals and 18 assists during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 campaigns.
While the former Boro man hasn’t quite lived up to those heights this season, posting just two goals and two assists thus far, he still possesses an abundance of quality at Championship level.
Moreover, at 27, he still has time to improve.
Wednesday may not fear teams from France, Germany or Spain coming in for him, but two clubs north of the border may see Reach as an ideal free transfer this summer.
Both Celtic and Rangers have often taken advantage of expiring contracts and cross-border transfer rules to bag bargain signings without having to pay a huge compensation fee.
Reach isn’t as young as either of those so the situation would be different. Nevertheless, the Glasgow duo could still strike a bargain while the Owls would see a £5 million investment disappear.
Wednesday’s attentions right now will be on appointing their next manager, but they must come to a decision on Reach soon as losing him for free would be nonsensical.