Sheffield Wednesday fans are reacting to reports one of their recently-departed players could return to Hillsborough this coming season.
Alessio da Cruz signed for Wednesday in the January transfer window, on a half-season loan from Parma, but contributed just one assist in nine starts and a further six outings off the bench.
There was, then, little indication that the Dutchman’s deal could be renewed – that is until reports this week.
Tuttomercatoweb, the same Italian website that revealed Da Cruz was on his way to Wednesday initially, have since claimed the 23-year-old ‘can stay’ with the Owls, despite requests from Serie B clubs to sign him.
And according to Yorkshire Live, Da Cruz is on the club’s list of summer transfer targets.
But, as far as the following Owls supporters are concerned, it would not be a good move…
I’d rather have Penelope Cruz
— Matthew (@Matt_Smith_1983) August 19, 2020
Don’t get Da Cruz at all. Had chances and while there was a few tiny glimpses of something, he never turned in a performance that said he was ready to be a championship player. Certainly had no end product, and we’ve had far to many of them at S6 for years. No from me on him.
— Paul Riley (@OwlPaul) August 19, 2020
Noooooo🙄just simply GOT 2b looking at better than Cruz
— Mark (@Mark41782211) August 19, 2020
If we sign da Cruz that’s the sign we’ve had a stinker with other targets. No where near it that lad.🤷🏻♂️
— sam (@sam31405869) August 19, 2020
— Fudge (@Danfudge) August 18, 2020
Striker who never scored and to be honest had the chances, poor decision making too, imo not good enough
— dean (@spadger09) August 18, 2020
Not even close to the level of a championship side player. Be very disappointed if we took Da Cruz back.
— Andrew Fox (@Afoxich) August 18, 2020
Let’s hope not
— ReeshS1867 (@ReeshS1867) August 18, 2020
Doesn’t score.. Falls over with a gust of wind.. Not for me #swfc 🙃
— Liam (@Liamowls19) August 18, 2020
— Andy (@fled1964) August 18, 2020
Leave him where he is
— Lee drinkall (@Drinkall123) August 18, 2020
Don’t bother. #tripe
— rossco (@penny3304) August 18, 2020
Good lord no!
— Pete (@hirstysboots) August 18, 2020
— Tom (@TommyOwl87) August 18, 2020
It was reported by Tuttomercatoweb in January that Wednesday would have an option to buy Da Cruz at the end of his loan spell.
But there is no indication as yet as to what sort of deal the Owls might pursue for the player, who has two years left on his contract at Parma.