According to Dom Howson of the Yorkshire Live, Sam Winnall is “unlikely” to be “offered a new contract” this summer. The 29-year-old has struggled for playing time under Garry Monk and is out of contract in the coming months, so it’s hard to see him being at Sheffield Wednesday next season.
Howson said: “It is unlikely Winnall will be offered a new contract. Nuhiu and Forestieri’s deals are also coming to an end.” The 29-year-old joined Wednesday from Barnsley in January 2017 and has gone on to make 43 appearances in all competitions, scoring only six goals and making two assists.
Winnall featured regularly in his debut season, making 15 league appearances from a possible 23, but he’s been short of opportunities ever since. He amassed only 205 minutes of playing time in 2017/18 and spent the majority of the campaign on loan at Derby County (18 appearances).
In 2018/19, Winnall racked up 208 minutes of playing time across eight appearances, failing to score or make an assist. He’s made 17 appearances this season but has amassed 737 minutes of football, scoring just twice.
Steven Fletcher, Fernando Forestieri and Atdhe Nuhiu were ahead of the 29-year-old in the pecking order before the campaign was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so it’s unlikely anything will change this summer.
Winnall has scored only two goals for Wednesday since August 2017 too, so he won’t be missed.