Sheffield Wednesday have made a £450,000 bid for Barnsley striker Sam Winnall, according to The Sun.
Winnall is refusing to sign a new contract with Barnsley and so Sheffield Wednesday are hoping to snap up the striker on the cheap this month. Barnsley might be tempted to cash in now rather than lose the forward for nothing at the end of the season.
Winnall began his career with Wolverhampton Wanderers but left the club after several loan spells and without making a league appearance in 2013. Scunthorpe United then signed the striker, and he scored 23 goals in 45 league appearances for the club.
This led to a move to Barnsley for an undisclosed fee in 2014. Winnall scored 24 goals in all competitions last season, helping Barnsley win promotion to the Championship. The striker has started this season in similar form, scoring 11 goals in 22 Championship games.
Sheffield Wednesday have been trying to sign Jordan Rhodes from Middlesbrough as they look to solidify their squad for a promotion push this season. It is understood that Sheffield Wednesday may still try again for Rhodes even if they sign Winnall, too.
Brentford are also interested in signing Winnall this month as a replacement for their striker Scott Hogan, should he leave the club. Premier League side West Ham United have already had several bids rejected, with Brentford reportedly holding out for £15 million.
Leeds United had a bid for Winnall rejected last January and could move for the striker again a year later. The club have reportedly ‘checked on’ Winnall this season, along with Huddersfield Town.
Winnall is a man in form and, if Sheffield Wednesday’s bid of only £450,000 is accepted, a race to secure his signature could begin.