Stoke City are eyeing up a move for Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri, according to the Yorkshire Post.
The Potters have been busy this week bolstering their squad ahead of their Championship campaign next season. Their new manager, Gary Rowett, has already signed Nigerian international Oghenekaro Etebo and Wolves striker Benik Afobe.
Fernando Forestieri is their next transfer target and Sheffield Wednesday are bracing themselves for a move for him. The 28-year-old’s last campaign was affected by injury but he still managed 5 goals in the 10 league games he played.
The Argentinian forward has been a key player for the Owls since he joined them in 2015 and has managed a combined 32 goals in 88 games in all competitions. Stoke are looking for another attacking outlet for next season and Foresteiri would be ideal.
He started his career in Argentina with Newell’s Old Boys and Boca Juniors before making the move to Italy in 2006 for spells at Siena and Genoa. Forestieri was snapped up by Udinese in 2009 but never played for them. Instead, he was loaned out to Malaga, Empoli, Bari and Watford.
Watford signed Forestieri on a permanent deal in January 2013 and helped them gain promotion to the Premier League in 2015. He was then allowed to leave them that summer to join Sheffield Wednesday.
Fernando Forestieri is proven in the Championship and is a top player at this level so would be a good signing for Stoke City.