The Daily Mail understands that Sheffield Wednesday is ‘likely’ to sell forward Fernando Forestieri this summer. The club have ‘increasing debts’ and believe cashing in on the player of his standard will help offset this figure.
Sky Bet Championship rivals Middlesbrough and Stoke City are monitoring the situation with interest. The same can be said of a recently promoted Premier League side too, in the form of Slavisa Jokanovic’s Fulham. Forestieri endured an injury reduced campaign last season, appearing only 11 times, but still managing to net a healthy return of five goals.
Forestieri’s team mate Barry Bannan is another to be attracting significant interest this summer. The pair are certainly two of the more sellable assets within Jos Luhukay’s roster, but it’d certainly be a huge blow to lose the duo. The Owls will be looking for an improved campaign after a mid-table season that has just gone by. In the two seasons before, under Carlos Carvalhal, they reached the Championship play-offs, including a defeat to Hull City at Wembley.
It is clear that Fulham are looking to bolster their forward line, having seen a bid for another Sky Bet Championship forward turned down recently. This player is Swansea City attacker Jordan Ayew, who is expected to depart the Swans before the transfer window closes a few days before the new season get underway.
As for Forestieri, he has certainly established himself as a key player in the Sheff Wed side over the last few years. He made the move from Watford in 2015, and has since gone on to make over 80 appearances for the football club. However, he is unlikely to extend that figure.