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Report: Owls in talks to sign free agent Andre Green

According to Football Insider, Sheffield Wednesday have opened talks to sign free agent Andre Green following his summer exit from Aston Villa.

The 22-year-old attacker is searching for a new club following his Villa release.

The Sun on Sunday (4 October; Page 59) claimed both Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers were keen on him ahead of the summer transfer deadline.

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Ultimately, a deal was never completed.  The Athletic later posted how the winger was keeping up with his fitness, while waiting on the right offer to join a new club in January.

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Wednesday are desperately looking to add more creativity and goals to the side, and the latest from Football Insider say they have revitalised their interest in Green.

The former Villa man spent last season on loan at Preston North End and Charlton Athletic, earning rave reviews from Nottingham Forest forward Lyle Taylor while at the Valley.

“Me and Dre were a real handful and I have to heap praise on him because he had a tough week with family stuff. “I couldn’t sustain that level of effort, but Dre did a lot of my running and fair play to the boy. He deserved the three points and definitely deserved the goal.”

Forest’s Taylor played with Karlam Grant at Charlton and compared Green to the £15 million forward who later joined Premier League side West Bromwich Albion.

Green likes to maintain width, driving at defenders with pace and energy.

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The Owls have lacked creativity from wide positions all season. New manager Tony Pulis has repeated his desires to bring in attacking players in January.

Wednesday have a fight on their hands to preserve their Championship status. If finances are tight, then free agents like Green are players they simply must sign.

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