Sheffield Wednesday came close to signing Bournemouth forward Jamal Lowe on deadline day, reports The Star.

Sheffield Wednesday were linked with a move for Lowe, 29, on deadline day last Friday, though it was said that the Owls weren’t among the frontrunners to sign the Jamaican international.

Swansea City eventually re-signed the striker on loan, but The Star are now reporting that Wednesday made ‘good headway’ in a potential move for Lowe and that ‘there was at one stage a belief at the club’ that Lowe would sign.

The same report adds that the reason for Lowe’s failed move to Hillsborough is not known and that Sheffield Wednesday were left disappointed at the outcome.

Lowe has 151 appearances to his name at Championship level, with 40 goals from those games. He’s been prolific for the likes of Portsmouth and Swansea City in the past with Lowe’s Swansea boss Steve Cooper labelling him as ‘excellent’.

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Another one bites the dust…

Wednesday desperately needed an attacking addition on deadline day, and someone with Lowe’s athleticism and experience would’ve been a huge boost to their chances this season.

But it’s no surprise to see that the Owls were beaten to the signing; Wednesday may not have been the most attractive place for Bournemouth to send Lowe, whilst a return to his former club Swansea may have been an easy decision all round.

Still, Wednesday made a couple of decent signings in Jeff Hendrick and John Buckley and Munoz now has two weeks to work with his players, and take the momentum from their draw at Leeds United into the next game v Ipswich Town later this month.

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