Sheffield Wednesday: Owls were never in race to sign Aston Villa new boy Ross McCormack

Ross McCormack this week joined Aston Villa from Fulham for 12million

Ross McCormack this week joined Aston Villa from Fulham for 12million

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Aston Villa's new front man Ross McCormack was never a Sheffield Wednesday transfer target, according to head coach Carlos Carvalhal.

Wednesday had been continually linked with the former Cardiff City, Leeds United and Fulham forward for around a year and the speculation all came to an end this week when the Scot made a £12million move to Villa Park.

Owls head coach Carlos Carvalhal

Owls head coach Carlos Carvalhal

However, Carvalhal insists that the man who could make his debut against Wednesday at Hillsborough on Sunday when the two sides meet in their Championship season opener was never on the radar, because the Owls are operating in a different market.

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Regardless of that, Carvalhal says he wouldn't change his players for anyone.

"We are not in this market," said Carvalhal. "We are not in the markets for 10 or 12 millions. We never considered the player; why consider a player we can't achieve. We are happy with our attackers. We have Gary Hooper, Fletcher, Lucas (Joao), Nuhiu, Fernando. I wouldn't change my players with anyone. I'm happy with our players.

"It's not our market, this is the reality, we are in another market, it's completely different."

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