Sheffield Wednesday are among the clubs eyeing a late move for Blackburn Rovers midfielder John Buckley, reports The Star.

Sheffield Wednesday are in the market for late additions as the summer transfer window enters its final hours.

The Owls have been linked with names like Newcastle United duo Jeff Hendrick and Isaac Hayden, suggesting that midfielders are on Wednesday’s agenda, and another has been linked in Buckley.

The Star are reporting that Sheffield Wednesday are rivalling the likes of Hull City, Millwall, and Sunderland in the race to sign the Manchester-born man, with Xisco Munoz’s side tipped to be exploring a potential loan deal.

Buckley, 23, has steadily fallen out of favour at Ewood Park over the past season or so, but he was a key player during the Tony Mowbray era, who previously labelled Buckley as a ‘highly talented’ player.

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Buckley to Wednesday?

Buckley is a very good, tried and tested Championship player who can provide a lot from midfield.

He can score and create goals and he can also cover a lot of ground, so for many teams in the league, he’d be a very good signing indeed.

Wednesday are in desperate need of some new players, likely all over the pitch, and a move for Buckley could be a very exciting one.

But it’s hard not to be pessimistic about Wednesday’s chances in the transfer market today. They’re rivalling some big clubs for these players and given their poor start to the season, it could make things difficult.

Still, this could be one to keep an eye on.

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