Garry Monk didn’t rule out the prospect of Sheffield Wednesday signing Josh Windass on a permanent deal this summer. He believes the 26-year-old “would be a great asset” after showing promise while on loan. Windass has spoken out about his desire to stay at Hillsborough, so the Owls could have luck landing his signature.
Monk said in his pre-match press conference via Yorkshire Live: “I think very highly of Josh and I think he would be a great asset for ourselves. Those conversations will come further down the line.” Windass made four appearances in all competitions for Wednesday, scoring two goals. Despite him being reduced to bench duty, fans also want to see him return next season.
Dejphon Chansiri’s overspending has left Monk with the task of cutting the wage bill while having to replace a lot of out of contract first-teamers, so Wednesday have to recruit players for cheap. Windass would fit the criteria even if he hasn’t set the place alight, as his Championship wages should be more affordable.
Wednesday will certainly want the attacking-midfielder for the run-in and could open a dialogue about a permanent deal next month. Windass doesn’t appear to have a future at Wigan and wants to stay in Sheffield, so a deal should be easy to get over the line.