Danny Rohl targets ‘excellent’ 24-year-old as first Sheffield Wednesday summer signing

Sheffield Wednesday may have identified their first summer signing.

Whatever tier they are in, Sheffield Wednesday will have another busy summer transfer window ahead of them.

Many first-team players for the Owls are under contract, but Danny Rohl wants to keep some of them.

The German coach may also be interested in keeping a few loan players; Ike Ugbo, the goal machine, will definitely be considered, but Rohl’s current top target is Ian Poveda.

Danny Rohl wants permanent deal for Leeds United man Ian Poveda

Ever since Poveda joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan from Leeds United on deadline day, the fan base has taken to him.

With the Owls, the 24-year-old Colombian international has already appeared in five Championship games. He has started the last four of those games and looked impressive in the team’s most recent 2-1 victory over Bristol City.

That day, Poveda was described as “excellent” by BBC reporter Rob Staton; he has one assist for Wednesday in five games.

According to The Star, Poveda’s original permanent contract with Sheffield Wednesday was reportedly amended at the last minute to a loan agreement.

The same report also adds that Rohl is now keen to make Poveda a permanent Wednesday player in the summer, with his Leeds United contract thought to be coming to an end.

Sheffield Wednesday need Poveda magic on long-term basis

Poveda has undoubtedly given Sheffield Wednesday’s team something that Rohl didn’t previously have.

He adds an extra flourish to his attacks. With his deception, dribbling ability, and close control, he is a player who can create memorable moments in games and annoy rival defenders.

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The fact that the Owls have triumphed in three of the four games he has started and scored two goals in each of those three victories is not by accident.

Furthermore, should Poveda depart as well, Rohl would not have anyone to fill the no. 10 position because players like Josh Windass are out of contract in the summer. However, Poveda is also adaptable and can play out on the wings.

Poveda appears destined for release as his contract expires in the summer and Leeds United appears poised to gain promotion. Should Sheffield Wednesday maintain their Championship status, a long-term agreement for Poveda would benefit both parties.

This weekend, Wednesday travels to Rotherham United in the Championship; a victory for the Owls could tie them for 21st position in the standings with QPR, who take on Leicester City.


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