Some Sheffield Wednesday supporters are urging their side to shelve a proposed move for the West Bromwich Albion striker Kenneth Zohore.
Wednesday have been linked with Zohore – for whom West Brom are reported to have paid £8 million a year ago – for much of the summer transfer window.
And on Sunday, the potential cost of a deal was outlined in The Sun.
The newspaper claimed that Wednesday have offered West Brom a ‘stunning £25,000-a-week loan package’ for the Dane.
And it added, that while that amount – which equates to around £800,000 for the season – fails to cover even half of Zohore’s salary, the Owls ‘hope it will do’ as there have been no better offers.
But, as far as the following Wednesday fans are concerned, that is a sign that it is time to walk away…
Not worth it in current circumstances https://t.co/ygKvSXjSER
— Loughton Owl (@LoughtonOwl) September 27, 2020
Look elsewhere Wednesday https://t.co/PCokkrpkoV
— The Reason👊1867 (@1867life) September 27, 2020
— Dean (@Geary2784) September 27, 2020
I’d sack him off at that price, too much money and no pedigree to back it up. https://t.co/nBcJHj0v8M
— Andrew Scholey (@Scoz1985) September 27, 2020
I’d rather us just stop our Interest in him now https://t.co/IhHUGLX1tE
— Kieran Hukin (@themunchkin2011) September 27, 2020
— Mark (@mark42swfc) September 27, 2020
— Joel (@JOELH0LMES) September 27, 2020
Walk away from that now Wednesday https://t.co/ZmkhFVssi8
— Sam (@SamRaw_) September 27, 2020
— Peter A. Løhmann (@ploehmann) September 27, 2020
Move on https://t.co/a2vShukXTY
— Phill Richardson (@PhillRichardso2) September 27, 2020
No thankyou https://t.co/dR6yhaq8N2
— Ox (@Kieranoxley6) September 27, 2020
The fact that a player like Zohore is on MORE than £25k a week shows why football is in a mess. Let’s move on, don’t through cash like that away https://t.co/ur8efzQQdU
— Matt Summerhill (@MattSummerhill) September 27, 2020
— Billy Seamus 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈. (@BillyFensterFen) September 28, 2020
Learn the lessons of the past few years and run. Now. https://t.co/ysKF8v65SO
— Natalie (@x_natalie123) September 27, 2020
Zohore was again omitted from the West Brom 18 as the Baggies drew 3-3 with Chelsea on Saturday.
And Slaven Bilic’s side are reported to have their own striker targets, with The Sun listing Habib Diallo and M’Baye Niang as two.
Wednesday are lacking a physical presence up front after the departures of Steven Fletcher and Atdhe Nuhiu at the end of last season.
And, while the Owls are close to signing one of Zohore’s former teammates, Callum Paterson, from Cardiff City, according to his manager Neil Harris, his Championship goals-to-games record is not quite as good as the 26-year-old’s.
Paterson is also at home on the right or in the centre of midfield, as well as right wing-back, and may not arrive, primarily, as a centre-forward.
The Scot, who also failed to make his side’s squad on Saturday, is said to be signing a permanent contract at Sheffield Wednesday.