Another twist as reported Sheffield Wednesday target makes his decision?
Yesterday it was being reported that Jay Stockley could be on the verge of re-joining Portsmouth, but it now looks like he’ll be heading back to Charlton Athletic instead.
Stockley, who – despite being under contract and requiring a significant fee – was surprisingly linked with Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the week, however a move to Hillsborough always seemed unlikely given the club’s current financial situation.
But alongside the Owls, a number of more feasible League One rivals were all being touted as potential destinations for the 27-year-old, with Ipswich Town allegedly in the running alongside Pompey and Charlton.
The forward enjoyed a strong finish to last season after joining the Addicks on loan for the second half of the campaign, but his time at Preston North End is coming to an end after they made the decision to sell him this summer.
According to The Portsmouth News, the Owls’ League One rivals had a bid of around £450,000 accepted by PNE as they sought to bring him on board to bolster Danny Cowley’s strike force, but don’t seem to have been able to agree personal terms with him.
The publication also went on to say that Charlton were ‘in the driving seat all along’, and appear to have won the race to sign Stockley on a permanent basis as he looks to build on his impressive end to 2020/21.
For Wednesday, they’re not in a position right now to be spending any money on transfer fees as they look to have their transfer embargo lifted, however are still able to sign free agents and loan players as long as there is no fee involved.