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.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 10:38 am

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.

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Sometime Sheffield Wednesday target Joe Pigott has left AFC Wimbledon.

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.

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