Sheffield Wednesday are looking into a deal to sign striker Uche Ikpeazu after ripping up his contract over in Turkey.
That is according to a report from the Sheffield Star, who claim that Wednesday are ‘in discussions’ over a move to sign Ikpeazu.
The 28-year-old target man was recently with Konyaspor in Turkey but is understood to have terminated his contract last week.
Sky Sports claimed that unpaid wages meant Ikpeazu ripped up his contract and is moving on a free transfer.
That report added that three Championship clubs had made contact in the hope of signing Ikpeazu.
It now seems that Wednesday are one of the clubs in the mix with the Owls considering a deal.
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Who is Sheffield Wednesday target Uche Ikpeazu?
Ikpeazu hails from Harrow and started out in the Reading ranks before moving on to Watford in 2013.
The 6ft 3in striker spent three years out on loan away from Watford, joining Crewe Alexandra three times, Doncaster Rovers, Port Vale and Blackpool.
Ikpeazu moved on to Cambridge United in 2016 and really started to kick on, hitting 22 goals in 80 games to earn himself a move to Heart of Midlothian.
Five goals in 40 league games wasn’t an amazing return but he headed back to England with Wycombe Wanderers, finding the net six times.
Middlesbrough and Cardiff City were the next stops for Ikpeazu before leaving for Konyaspor last summer.
Ikpeazu’s goalscoring record in recent years hasn’t been amazing, scoring just 16 goals in his last 137 league appearances.
Ikpeazu is certainly a handful though with his height, physicality and work rate making him a real nuisance.
One key connection at Wednesday is that Luke Dowling was Watford’s sporting director during Ikpeazu’s time at Vicarage Road.
Dowling will know all about Ikpeazu and may now give Xisco Munoz another striking option without breaking the bank.