We mentioned earlier this week that Sheffield Wednesday need a striker if they’re going to propel themselves up the league table, and as if by magic, they’ve now been linked with Sam Greenwood of Leeds.
The teenager has been mightily impressive for the Whites’ U23 outfit this season, winning a PL2 Player of the Month award, and netting six goals in eight games in that particular competition.
Greenwood has all the attributes needed to be a future star, and he could be a real asset for Wednesday.
However, Wednesday can’t afford to gamble by not bringing in another striker.
Indeed, while Greenwood could be an absolute star for the Owls, bringing him in remains something of a gamble, after all, this is an 18-year-old who has never played a single minute of senior football, and that’s not the type of player you can rely on in a relegation battle.
Yes, he could be a great loan signing, and it’s one that we’re actually quite excited about, but if he is to be brought in, he can’t be the only striker to come through the door.
We explored in detail earlier this week how important it is for Pulis’ team to have a focal point who can replace what Steven Fletcher brought last season.
While Greenwood’s scoring record at youth level indicates he could be that man, it’d be foolish for Dejphon Chansiri to put all of his eggs in the teenager’s basket.
By all means, bring Greenwood in, he’s exciting and seemingly very talented, but throwing an 18-year-old in at the deep end in a Championship relegation battle is a plan that could very easily backfire, and another striker with a bit more experience could alleviate the issues that could arise if Greenwood takes some time to adjust to the senior game.
If Greenwood comes in, Wednesday should still try to get another striker of a higher calibre in as their first-choice.