Sheffield Wednesday-linked striker now available on a free transfer after leaving League One side
There’s something of a ‘calm before the storm’ feeling around this transfer window at Sheffield Wednesday.
The Owls confirmed the release of 10 senior players last week and as it stands are entering into a 2020/21 season in League One with a threadbare squad.
Manager Darren Moore has expressed the need for a ‘rebuild’ at the club and is busy identifying potential additions in a window that will be focused mainly on free transfers and loan additions.
One player now available on a free that has been previously linked with Wednesday is powerful striker Joe Pigott who will leave the League One club at the end of his current contract, it was announced.
The 27-year-old scored 20 league goals last season – 22 in all competitions – and has been a name linked with interest the Owls in the last few transfer windows.
A Charlton Athletic academy graduate, Pigott enjoyed a host of loan moves before falling into non-league football with Maidstone United.
Signed by the Dons in 2017, he has been a huge fan favourite and has been a central figure in their stabilisation as a third tier club.
Wednesday would no doubt have to work hard to secure the signing of Pigott, who is also understood to have been of interest to a host of Championship clubs.
Darren Moore’s side are well in the market for a striker, with only Josh Windass and Callum Paterson in the building at current.
Earlier this week they were linked with interest in Solihull Moors six-foot-nine 20-year-old Kyle Hudlin.