Sheffield Wednesday are firmly in the hunt for the talented George Honeyman, and the Championship side must do everything in their power to get their man.
The Owls join Aston Villa and Fulham in a race to sign the Sunderland midfielder, according to reports from The Sun.
The 23-year-old has been a Black Cat his entire footballing career. However, the threat of dropping down a division could cause the talented youngster to consider his options this summer.
The midfielder was one of Sunderland’s brighter stars this season, and he would be forgiven even by the most loyal supporters if he was considering a move away from the Stadium of Light.
The Englishman made 37 starts this season and scored six goals as well as contributing two assists for the recently relegated Black Cats.
At 23, Honeyman has progressed leaps and bounds this season, and he could be the influential midfielder Sheffield Wednesday need if they are put in a more serious attempt of making the play-offs next season.
Arguably the brightest spark in a woeful Sunderland side, Honeyman has bags of energy and still has years to develop. With the Black Cats needing a massive clear out due to financial struggles, the Owls must make it their priority to swoop.
Honeyman has just one year left on his deal at the Stadium of Light, meaning his current club may be forced to sell. If Wednesday come in at the right price, securing his signature could come as one of the coups of the summer window.