Sheffield Wednesday are nearing the signing of exciting PSG youngster Djeidi Gassama.

The talented player is in England ahead of a move to Hillsborough and he will become signing number nine for the summer.

Wednesday Gassama
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Wednesday need some help. They were thrashed by Hull City on Saturday and have lost both of their Championship games.

The Owls beat Stockport on penalties in the Carabao Cup and they desperately need a league victory.

Gassama should help Wednesday on the pitch and we’ve taken a look at five facts about the player ahead of his arrival:

  1. He has been deemed as having a ‘crazy amount of talent’ by Football Talent Scout and comes to England as a burgeoning talent.
  2. The player typically operates on the flanks. He’s a natural on the left wing, although he can play on the right or as a centre-forward.
  3. Last season saw Gassama play regular men’s football for the first time. He spent time on loan with KAS Eupen in Belgium, scoring twice for the club in 19 appearances.
  4. Gassama was born in Mauritania but has played two times for France at Under-20 level.
  5. The forward has actually made an appearance for PSG at senior level. It came as a late substitute as the French giants beat Montpellier 4-0 in 2022.

The Verdict: Will Gassama shine for Sheffield Wednesday?

This is the million-dollar question really. It’s an exciting and intriguing signing but the Championship could prove a tough environment for the youngster.

Xisco Munoz is desperate to give his team a lift from somewhere. The two defeats for Wednesday this season haven’t been ideal and they desperately need a win from somewhere.

Wednesday Gassama
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Having a bit of energy added to the final third will be most welcomed. Michael Smith and Lee Gregory are both in their thirties and Gassama should bolster Wednesday in that sense.

Coming from PSG should make this one intriguing for the Wednesday fan base. The hope will be that he can settle quickly and start helping the Owls climb up the Championship table.