Sheffield Wednesday boss Xisco Munoz says he will keep an eye on the free agent market, vowing to ‘always try to improve’ the side.

Sheffield Wednesday had a decent end to the summer transfer window, bringing in midfielders Jeff Hendrick and John Buckley on loan from Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers respectively.

It capped what was a turbulent summer for the club, marred by the earlier exit of Darren Moore and the overall lack of transfer activity.

But Munoz says that the club will continue to monitor the free agent market following the closure of the window last Friday.

The Owls boss told Yorkshire Live:

“Always. It’s important. With me, I will always try to improve. If not, why not? We are thinking about what is best for the club.

“You’re only thinking about how you can improve the situation and how you can improve your squad or your club. I’m working and I’m thinking. If we can do it, we will do it.”

Wednesday signed a total of 12 new players over the summer, making use of the loan market and also spending money on the likes of Djeidi Gassama and Pol Valentin.

Hull City v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Bet Championship
Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images

Free agents incoming at Wednesday?

Expect a number of clubs to be looking at free agents this month.

There’ll be a few teams out there who may feel like they have unfinished business in the transfer market and Wednesday may be one of them.

They signed enough players but maybe not enough quality to really compete in the Championship this season, though whether they’ll find that quality on the free market remains to be seen.

The other issue with free agents now is that they’ll be lacking any match fitness, so bringing them in would mean giving them ample time to get up to speed before playing them.

It’s a tricky situation but Wednesday and Munoz could yet pick out a gem on the free agent list.

Related Topics