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‘Unbelievable’: Some Owls fans react to reports Josh Windass could join West Brom

Some Sheffield Wednesday supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on the reports claiming Josh Windass is in talks to join West Bromwich Albion.

According to the Daily Record (live transfer blog, 28/12 2020 at 12:04pm), the Baggies are in talks to sign the former Rangers man with a figure of £400,000 mentioned.

Windass only joined the Owls permanently in the summer from Wigan Athletic.

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But the points deduction and subsequent disappointing form on the pitch has left Wednesday in a relegation battle and now seeking their third manager of the season.

Here are how some Owls fans have responded to the Windass speculation.

Windass has only scored three times from 20 Championship appearances this season.

West Brom are also deep in relegation trouble in the Premier League. The Baggies have just hired Sam Allardyce who will be keen to strengthen his squad in January.

Windass may not have the best goal scoring record. But he has often played out of position this season, with his better performances coming as an attacking midfielder or wide player.

The 26-year-old has often been deployed as the lone forward due to a lack of options.

Wednesday must strengthen in January. A new striker is a top priority. Windass clearly has talent, but perhaps the club feel they can raise cash with a sale and spend better elsewhere.

That said, the reported £400,000 fee is surely too little for a player of his quality.

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His former Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cooks dubbed him an “exciting player with an eye for goal” in an interview with the Latics official website back in 2018.

There is more to come from Windass at Hillsborough. Perhaps further additions in the final third will facilitate that and any sale now will only come back to haunt the Owls down the line.

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