According to the Daily Record (live transfer blog, 28/12 2020 at 12:04pm), West Bromwich Albion are in talks to sign Sheffield Wednesday forward Josh Windass.

The Owls ace moved to Hillsborough last summer on a permanent deal.

But with Wednesday struggling at the wrong end of the Championship table, West Brom are eyeing a potential deal for the former Rangers man next month.

The Baggies are looking to strengthen their Premier League survival bid.

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Newly-appointed manager Sam Allardyce will surely make a splash in January, and the former England boss has identified Windass as an option to strengthen his attack.

The 26-year-old has scored three goals in 19 Championship appearances.

While predominantly an attacking midfielder who can play out wide, Windass has regularly featured as a lone striker for the Owls due to a lack of forward options.

His former Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cooks dubbed him an “exciting player with an eye for goal” in an interview with the Latics official website back in 2018.

Wednesday have lacked a physically imposing target man following Steven Fletcher’s exit in the summer.

Windass, standing at around 5ft 9inch, doesn’t really suit the role asked of him.

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The Daily Record also claim Championship promotion challengers Bournemouth and Watford are also in talks for Windass, but the player prefers a move to the Premier League.

While £400,000 seems awfully cheap for a player of his quality his Wednesday contract is somewhat unclear, and the Owls may feel the cash can be used better elsewhere.

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