Sky Bet Championship side Sheffield Wednesday are preparing to lodge a bid for Barnsley striker Sam Winnall, according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon.

The Tykes’ free-scoring striker has netted eleven goals so far in the League this season, with the young striker netting 24 times in all competitions last season as he helped the South Yorkshire club to a Wembley double as they beat Oxford in the EFL Trophy before winning the play-off final against Millwall.

Winnall has not spent all his time as a Tyke however, with an impressive spell at Scunthorphe United establishing the striker as a prolific goalscorer at League One level, but this season the 25-year-old has proved he is capable of playing in the second tier.

Carlos Carvalhal’s Sheffield side are currently changing for promotion via the play-offs and the Portugese manager may be looking to add to his goalscoring department to create competition between Fernando Forestieri, Gary Hooper and Steven Fletcher.

The striker began his career with Wolves before making numerous departures on a loan basis. Moves to Burton Albion and Hereford United came in 2011, whilst the 25-year-old spent some time with Inverness CT in Scotland before signing for Shrewsbury Town on-loan in 2012.

A year with Scunthorpe United followed and the prolific goalscorer proved his talents by netting 23 times in 45 appearances for the Iron before making the move to Barnsley in July 2014.

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