According to a report from The Mirror (Transfer live blog, 14:49, 15/07), Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday are interested in bringing in striker Joe Pigott from League One side AFC Wimbledon, who value the hotshot at £250,000.

Given the situation at Sheffield Wednesday regarding their finances and the ongoing saga surrounding manager Steve Bruce, it seems surprising that the Owls are being linked with new names. But, it has been claimed by The Mirror that the Championship side are “keen” on AFC Wimbledon’s Joe Pigott.

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Pigott’s exploits throughout the 2018/19 League One season caught Championship attention, with fellow second-tier side Reading also keen. However, the Royals could not get a deal completed for the striker and Wednesday could be ready to pounce.

Pigott netted a thoroughly impressive 18 goals in 48 games across all competitions for AFC Wimbledon last season, with his 15 goals in League One making him the club’s top scorer over the course of the 2018/19 campaign in just his second season since joining from Maidstone United.

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Over the course of two seasons with Wimbledon, Pigott has netted 23 goals in 66 games, laying on five assists along the way as well.

The 25-year-old striker started his career in the youth academy at Charlton Athletic, also making his breakthrough into senior football during his time with the Addicks. Pigott spent time on loan at Bromley, Gillingham, Newport County, Southend United and Luton Town during his time at The Valley, before joining Cambridge United on a free transfer in 2016.

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After one year on the books with Cambridge – with the last six months being spent on loan at Maidstone – he made a permanent move to Maidstone, where he netted an impressive 18 goals in 47 games, warranting a move to Wimbledon.

It awaits to be seen if Sheffield Wednesday make a move to try and bring Pigott in this summer.

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