Sheffield Wednesday are still working on new signings and they’re keen to sign Moussa Doumbia during the transfer window. The Owls get their season underway this Friday when they face Southampton at Hillsborough.
It’s been a summer of upheaval from a Wednesday perspective. Darren Moore departed the club in June, with Xisco Munoz named as the man to replace him ahead of the new campaign.
Four new players have been added to the ranks. Reece James made his loan move permanent; with Juan Delgado, Ashley Fletcher and Pol Valentin also being added to the squad.
Munoz is under no illusions that new players are required going forwards. Now, Doumbia is on the radar, although it could prove tricky to tempt the winger to head to Sheffield.
French outfit Saint-Etienne are keen on signing the player. He’s available on a free transfer after leaving Sochaux and the player is also attracting interest from Saudi Arabia this summer.
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It’s Foot Mercato who believes that Wednesday are in the mix to sign him. Their football correspondent Sebastien Denis has posted on Twitter that the Owls have made an offer to sign the performer.
The 28-year-old can play in a number of positions but is most effective on the flanks. During his time playing for Sochaux, he didn’t have a bad record, scoring 13 goals and claiming six assists.
His career has been a colourful one, to say the least. He’s played for Stade Reims, FK Rostov, Arsenal Tula and AS Real Bamako. Doumbia has also played 40 times for Mali during his career.
Sheffield Wednesday want Doumbia
It seems clear that the Wednesday squad is lacking in the wide areas. One aspect of their team from last season was that Moore chose not to utilise wingers, meaning the squad doesn’t have many options.
Doumbia could perhaps prove a useful signing, although he could take some convincing. With clubs in France and Saudi Arabia keen, England might not be the top of his list of destinations to head to.
Rumour rating: 7/10 – This wouldn’t be a bad deal for Wednesday to complete on a free transfer, with Doumbia likely to be in his prime.
If the player gets called up for African Cup of Nations duty for Mali, they could miss him in January for a few games. He would, however, prove a pretty useful addition.
Doumbia is quick and not afraid to take players on. As a result, he might be perfect for Munoz as he looks to bolster his attacking arsenal ahead of the new campaign.