According to Peter O’Rourke of the Football Insider, Sheffield Wednesday are keen to sign Josh Sims on loan and could battle Huddersfield Town and New York Red Bulls for his signature.
The 22-year-old has recently returned from a loan spell at Red Bulls and has been made available by Southampton as he’s unlikely to get much first-team football under Ralph Hassenhuttl.
Wednesday have Adam Reach, Jacob Murphy and Kadeem Harris at their disposal, but they could benefit from another winger to provide cover. Whether Sims is good enough for Garry Monk remains to be seen, however.
The former England u20 international has made 27 appearances in all competitions for Southampton, only eight of which have been starts. His last outing for the Saints came in their 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town (May 5, 2019).
Sims been short of playing time in the last two years and has embarked upon loan moves to Reading (August 20, 2018 – January 7, 2019) and Red Bulls (August 7, 2019 – December 31, 2019) as a result.
Given he contributed three goals in 18 games at Reading and two in eight games with the Red Bulls, it remains to be seen if he’d be a good acquisition for Wednesday.