Sheffield Wednesday have seen their offer for Brentford forward Alan Judge turned down according to Get West London. This news comes on the day the Owls had a bid for Reading’s Nick Blackman accepted.

27-year-old Judge is certainly one of the key man in Brentford’s side and has been a big part of their recent success. He won the Championship Player of the Month Award in October for this season and he is arguably the Bees’ most prized asset in terms of squad player.

Dean Smith certainly won’t want to lose him in January or at any time. It is no secret that there are clubs who have shown an interest in the Republic of Ireland international. Premier League clubs such as Swansea City, Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth are amongst his admirers.

Certain Championship clubs, including Sheff Wed, have also declared their interest, however if he is indeed to move on then it would more than likely be to a Premier League club.

Carlos Carvalhal clearly is looking to boost his offensive options in his squad for the second half of the season as they look to make a push towards a play-off place. However Brentford will hold similar aspirations, especially as they are only three points behind Wednesday and five points off Ipswich Town, who occupy the final play-off position.

Judge has certainly progressed throughout his career since his early days with Blackburn Rovers. Some productive loan moves away resulted in a permanent switch to Notts County, before impressing enough to earn a move back to Ewood Park. A loan spell at Brentford in 2014 who soon become permanent and he has been an impressive performer ever since.

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