Sheffield Wednesday failed in their attempts to sign Leeds United’s Darko Gyabi on loan last season in the January transfer window.
Gyabi cost Leeds £5m last summer as part of a swap deal which saw fan favourite Kalvin Phillips head the opposite way, but the midfielder only managed three appearances under former boss Jesse Marsch before being subjected to the sidelines as the West Yorkshire outfit succumbed to relegation.
With new boss Xisco Munoz now preparing his squad for their return to the Championship, here are three Premier League youngsters that the Owls should target loan moves for next season.
Having impressed whilst on loan in League One with Forest Green Rovers in the second half of last season, Manchester United midfielder Savage could be a tidy addition to the Wednesday squad.
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It is unlikely that the 20-year-old will break into the Red Devils’ squad just yet, so another loan move at a higher level than his previous spell could benefit him massively.
Savage, who has made one appearance for United’s first team, featured 15 times for Forest Green last season, scoring once in a 3-1 defeat against Bristol Rovers.
It was a season to forget for Duncan Ferguson’s side as a whole, but Savage was somewhat of a diamond in the rough and will be hoping to gain regular playing time again next season.
Another talent who excelled on loan last season is Aston Villa midfielder Iroegbunam.
The 20-year-old spent the season with QPR where he made 32 appearances, scoring twice.
He is another player who is unlikely to break into his parent club’s fold this season, but having proven he can hold his own in the Championship already, the Owls could do far worse than adding the Villa boy to their ranks.
Iroegbunam has also featured for the Villans’ first team on four occasions.
Wolves’ midfield ace Cundle could be another viable pick-up for Munoz’s men.
The 21-year-old midfielder also spent last season on loan in the Championship where he made 34 appearances for Swansea City.
Scoring three goals and assisting four, Cundle has proved that he is capable of contributing goals from the middle of the park.
He is unlikely to see much first team action with Wolves this upcoming season, so another loan spell in the Championship may do him the world of good.