Gary Rowett’s move to Stoke City from Derby County has added further fuel to the fire regarding Sam Winnall’s future and a potential move to Staffordshire for the new season.
The two have previously been together during their time at Burton Albion, and Rowett opted to bring the 27-year-old to Pride Park on a loan deal this season.
Winnall scored four goals in 16 Championship games for Sheffield Wednesday after arriving at Hillsborough in January 2017 from local rivals Barnsley.
He was underwhelming for the Owls initially and hence the club decided to loan him to his former manager.
Nonetheless, he has enjoyed some success at Derby this season, winning the club’s Goal of the Season award for his memorable strike against Ipswich Town back in December.
Injury has restricted Winnall to just six Championship starts but despite his time spent on the sidelines, the fans have enjoyed the Englishman’s time at Pride Park and are crying out for him to stay.
Nonetheless, Rowett’s move to Stoke was the icing on the cake for Wednesday supporters and unsurprisingly talk of a switch to the Bet365 Stadium has surfaced on social media.
Winnall must be looking up how to get to Stoke as we speak
— Oli North (@Owl79Oli) May 23, 2018
Winnall to Stoke then
— Alex Young (@AlexYoung1867) May 21, 2018
— Nick ?? (@nickthenipper) May 21, 2018
Winnall to stoke would be better as they have more money than #dcfc never mind lads at least you still have Butterfield eh!
— BOB (@TheWednesday76) May 21, 2018
It'll be interesting to see what happens with Winnall if Rowett goes to Stoke #swfc
— 190892O_F_R (@OFR_190892) May 21, 2018