Darren Moore favourite and Sheffield Wednesday target set to snub Hillsborough interest
Sheffield Wednesday look set to receive confirmation of what they already knew when it comes to one of their identified summer transfer targets.
The Star reported last month that the Owls had been to see Doncaster Rovers left-back Reece James and that they’d liked what they’d seen, making initial enquiries about the 27-year-old.
But it was clear from the outset that relegation from the Championship set Wednesday a way back in any race to sign the former Sunderland man, who informed his current club at an early stage that his intention to leave was dependent on a offer from the second tier.
Now our sister paper Doncaster Free Press has revealed that James has received at least one concrete offer from the Championship, an offer he is likely to take as Rovers set about sourcing a replacement.
James, a Manchester United youth product, is available on a free transfer and though he was a Grant McCann signing at the Keepmoat played under Owls boss Darren Moore at Doncaster.
Moore has spoken about the need for a major rebuild at Hillsborough, with the club having confirmed the release of no fewer than 10 senior players at the end of their current deals.
The Owls have well publicised off-field matters to sort out before the Owls’ transfer machine will truly kick into gear.
Wednesday have been without a senior left-back since the departure of Morgan Fox to Stoke City ahead of last season. Adam Reach, Moses Odubajo and Matt Penney, all utilised on the left at one stage or another, are among those leaving.