Sheffield Wednesday are leading the race to sign Jefferson Farfan according to a report from Peruvian publication El Bocon.

The 32-year-old winger is well known around the world for his exploits with the likes of PSV Eindhoven and Schalke and he is loved in his home country of Peru for his performances with the national team, which he was able to pick up 75 caps with. Most recently though he headed to Abu Dhabi side Al Jazira, a team he spent a year with before having his contract terminated for breaking the rules of his contract back in October.

Currently he is a free agent and available to sign for anyone and while there were some reports that he may return to his native Peru, this one suggests that he wants to return to Europe though he has had plenty of offers from big money sides in Russia and China.

However if Farfan is willing to take a smaller wage to play in Europe, he could find a home for himself in the Sky Bet Championship. Sheffield Wednesday have been looking to sign new wingers during the January transfer window and have already got one after completing a loan move for West Bromwich Albion’s Callum McManaman.

And while some may wonder how good Farfan is after playing in the United Arab Emirates for a year, this could still be a big acquisition for the club. He has a massive reputation and even if he doesn’t end up getting on the pitch many times, he could end up helping out the young wingers at the club’s academy and telling them how to perform on the biggest stage.


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