The Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham is emerging as the most likely player to arrive at Sheffield Wednesday this month, according to Alan Nixon.
The reporter claimed on Twitter earlier (Thursday) that Wickham is now at the top of Wednesday’s list of centre-forward loan targets.
Sheff Wed. Connor Wickham emerging as the striker target at top of list and most likely. Loan. Palace may well play ball.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) January 9, 2020
Wickham, for whom Crystal Palace are reported to have paid Sunderland £9 million in 2015, appeared 17 times for the Owls across two temporary spells at the start of his career and scored or made 12 goals.
But the 26-year-old has only played a bit-part role for Palace this season and his chances could decrease even further with the seemingly imminent arrival of Cenk Tosun on loan from Everton.
And a move to Sheffield Wednesday, the team his partner’s family are understood to support, could provide Wickham with the opportunities he needs after an injury-hit few years.
The Owls were already in the market for a striker to aid their promotion push and have just lost Steven Fletcher for up to 10 weeks through injury.
Wednesday have been strongly linked with a move for Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah, and the 20-year-old is said to have a choice between Garry Monk’s side, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest.
Whether or not Monk would continue to pursue Nketiah if Wickham arrives from Crystal Palace remains to be seen, however.
Landing either player could see lead to the departures of either Sam Winnall or Jordan Rhodes, or both.
Owls fans – would you like to see Wickham return from Crystal Palace?