Sheffield Wednesday: O’Grady cannot go on cheap

Chris O'Grady in action for Wednesday against Barnsley last season before his loan move to Oakwell
Chris O'Grady in action for Wednesday against Barnsley last season before his loan move to Oakwell
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Chris O’Grady’s future remains uncertain, with Barnsley yet to make an offer that would convince Wednesday to sell.

The Owls will not part cheaply with a player who cost £350,000 when he was signed from Rochdale two years ago.

It is understood that Wednesday feel that the ball is the Reds’ court and that currently there is nothing official on the table for them to seriously consider.

It is also believed that O’Grady would be happy to come back to Hillsborough and make a fresh start if he is wanted.

But if the Owls do receive a tempting offer then it seems likely they would do business and a deal could be done quickly.

Money freed by the striker’s exit would almost certainly go into the kitty for the Owls’ summer plans.

Chairman Milan Mandaric has confirmed that Dave Jones wants to make sure that the striker department is strong enough. It has yet to be revealed whether the Owls manager will attempt to sign Leroy Lita and Steve Howard, the loan players who finished the season as the team’s front two.

Meanwhile the Owls report brisk season-ticket sales ahead of tomorrow’s 5pm deadline for discount prices.