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Report: Owls and QPR eye bargain January deal for Daniel O'Shaughnessy

According to Football Insider, Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers are among clubs eyeing a bargain deal for HJK Helsinki defender Daniel O’Shaughnessy.

The 26-year-old’s contract at Helsinki expires next December.

The Finnish club face a potential dilemma, as they can either cash in around £500,000 in January or risk losing him for nothing at the end of next year.

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O’Shaughnessy has been at boyhood club HJK since 2018 having had previous spells at Championship club Brentford and later Cheltenham Town in League Two.

The central defender has been a late bloomer. But over the past year, he has become a regular at international level, helping Finland qualify for the European Championships.

O’Shaughnessy claimed the MOTM award in a 2-0 win over France this year.

QPR manager Mark Warburton hasn’t been afraid to gamble in the transfer market in West London, bringing in several players during the summer for cheaper fees.

The Hoops signed Lydon Dykes from Scotland, Chris Willock from Portugal and Sinclair Armstrong from Ireland, while Rob Dickie and Charlie Kelman came from the lower leagues.

But QPR seemingly have strong competition for O’Shaughnessy with Barnsley, Preston North End and Wednesday are also eyeing a bargain deal for the versatile defender.

The Owls are struggling in the Championship and need January to arrive.

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Owls Manager Tony Pulis recorded his first win in nine attempts last weekend. However, the Yorkshire club are still desperately short on creativity and goals.

Pulis has made no secret of his desire to bolster Wednesday’s attacking options. But Football Insider also claim the Owls are actively seeking a defender too.

The injury to Dominic Iorfa for the season leaves a void, while Moses Odubajo was dropped last weekend and Dutch defender Joost van Aken has struggled for form.

Also see: Three players reportedly wanted by Wednesday who seek January transfer move

Also see: ‘If he wants, he should go’: Manager open to selling top scorer wanted by Owls and Forest

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