Alan Nixon has given an update on Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri’s January window pledge.
Sheffield Wednesday were expected to go all out in the January transfer window as they sought to improve their prospects of remaining in the Championship this season.
The Owls have already signed James Beadle and Ike Ugbo, however only the former was named to the bench for yesterday’s defeat by Southampton.
Danny Rohl has stated that Ugbo would be being examined after dealing with a hamstring strain during his loan spell with Cardiff City, making it uncertain when he will be able to feature regularly for Sheffield Wednesday.
It is not ideal for The Owls, who require more of a goal scoring threat if they are to move up the league table.
Fans will be hoping that the Yorkshire club can still strengthen their attack in the second part of the January transfer window, and they will not have forgotten Dejphon Chansiri’s previous promise of a new striker.
It was reported in December that the Thai millionaire was ready to throw ‘huge money’ at a new forward this month, even offering up to £30,000 per week for the ‘perfect man’.
Bar loanee Jeff Hendrick, Sheffield Wednesday’s biggest earner is currently Barry Bannan, who earns roughly £25k per week at Hillsborough, making him the club’s sole player to earn more than £20k.
Alan Nixon has finally issued an update on Chansiri’s vow, after a period of silence.
When the journalist was asked on X whether Chansiri was still willing to pay £30,000 per week for a striker this month, Nixon just said, “Yes.”
There have been few whispers about which striker Sheffield Wednesday could actually sign for that type of money, given how difficult it is to sign forwards in January, especially when the entire Championship appears to want one.
Who might Sheffield Wednesday sign this month?
Scott Hogan, who has been linked with a move to Yorkshire in recent months, may be The Owls’ most attainable objective.
The striker is thought to be Sheffield Wednesday’s joint-highest earner (£20,000 per week), but his performances this season haven’t matched his big wages.
The 31-year-old has only one goal in 18 Championship outings this season and is sliding behind Jay Stansfield.
Hogan did, however, score 20 goals in the previous two seasons, demonstrating his ability to score in the second tier.
While hardly the most exciting signing for Sheffield Wednesday, he would be a far superior alternative up front than Mallik Wilks and Ashley Fletcher.
Whether he is worth the salary The Owls would have to pay is another question, but Dejphon Chansiri may have a difficult time finding someone of superior quality prepared to join this month.