Sheffield Wednesday were linked with a move for free agent midfielder Josh Onomah earlier in the summer, but the ex-Spurs man went on trial with Stoke City instead.

Onomah, 26, spent time on loan at Sheffield Wednesday during the 2018/19 season. He eventually left Spurs for Fulham where he enjoyed relative success, before joining Preston North End as a free agent last season.

He made 13 Championship outings for the Lilywhites in what was a tough spell for the Englishman, with a lack of fitness perhaps hindering him during his time at Deepdale.

Onomah was later released before it was revealed that Wednesday were in talks over a possible return for the midfielder, who then went on trial at Stoke City.

And earlier this month, it was claimed that Stoke had offered the player a one-year contract – though it appears Onomah is yet to sign, perhaps handing Wednesday a potential lifeline should they remain keen on the midfielder.

Preston boss Ryan Lowe held praise for Onomah last season, despite his fitness struggles, telling the press that Onomah has ‘unquestionable’ quality.

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Muniz’s midfield options looking light

Xisco Munoz has some decent options in midfield, but most of them are perhaps more defensive-minded midfielders; names like Will Vaulks, Tyreeq Bakinson, and new signing Momo Diaby.

Only Barry Bannan and George Byers can offer quality going both forward and back, so another player in that category would be great for Munoz, and Onomah fits that bill perfectly.

He must have impressed at Stoke to be reportedly offered a contract and why he hasn’t yet signed for the Potters remains to be seen.

Onomah is a player with definite quality and at 26, he’s still relatively young for a footballer, so he’s certainly an asset on the free agent market.

Whether Wednesday remain interested is unknown. But for Munoz, bringing in Onomah on a free transfer would be a shrewd bit of business.