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Sheffield Wednesday must do everything in their power to sign George Honeyman

Josh Kerr

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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.

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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.

I am a freelance sports journalist currently studying sports journalism at Staffordshire University with a passion for all things football. I'm a keen supporter of Liverpool Football Club, as well as my local side Forest Green Rovers. I've worked for online newspaper VAVEL UK as well as a media assistant for Chester FC in the Vanarama National League.

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Sam Winnall to Stoke looks inevitable after Gary Rowett arrival

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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.

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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.

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Sheffield Wednesday should use Luhukay-link to sign Julian Schieber as free agent

The German striker is set to become a free agent as his contract at Hertha Berlin ends, four years after Sheffield Wednesday’s boss signed him.

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Hertha Berlin brought the curtain down on their season yesterday, with a 6-2 defeat at home against RB Leipzig. The big money side ran riot in the German capital in a game which most Hertha fans will want to swiftly forget. The fans did stick around afterwards, however, to appreciate some of the players who have given their best for the club – including the departing Julian Schieber.

The 29-year-old is out of contract in the summer and it has been confirmed he will be leaving the club at the end of his current deal. It comes after four years in Berlin, where he has not quite lived up to his billing.

Things did, however, start off very well for the player at Hertha. He scored eight goals in 18 games in his first season, after being signed by current Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay.

So should he consider signing him again with Wednesday?

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Whilst times have been tough for Schieber, his talent is undoubted. In 2012 he was snapped up by Jurgen Klopp for Borussia Dortmund after impressive form with the Germany under-21 team.

After playing second fiddle to Robert Lewandowski for two seasons, Luhukay tempted him to Berlin and he has had some fine moments at the Olympiastadion.

Sheffield Wednesday have plenty of striking options already, but Jordan Rhodes and Steven Fletcher have found goals hard to come by and are among the club’s biggest earners.

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Schieber would be a cheaper alternative to the pair and Luhukay would relish the chance to work with the German talent once again.

It would be a no-risk signing for Sheffield Wednesday. Schieber would be a free transfer and his wages would not exactly be a massive setback for the Owls.

It could prove to be a very shrewd move from Wednesday and Luhukay if Schieber arrived at the club this summer.

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Sheffield Wednesday fans not surprised at Swansea City demise

Despite some good memories at Sheffield Wednesday, fans were pleased to see the back of the Portuguese in December.

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Swansea City suffered what could be a very costly defeat in the Premier League last night. Manolo Gabbiadini’s solitary strike saw Southampton leave the Liberty Stadium 1-0 victors, leaving Mark Hughes’ side looking likely to survive in the Premier League.

For Swansea, relegation to the Championship now looms. Huddersfield Town need just one point from their final two games in order to survive. That would send the Swans back to the second-tier.

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It would certainly come as something of a surprise considering that Carlos Carvalhal seemed to have turned things around in South Wales.

But one set of fans not shocked by the demise of Swansea are those at Carvalhal’s former club Sheffield Wednesday.

The Portuguese did work some wonders at Hillsborough. He led the Owls to two consecutive play-off qualifications but by the time he left the club in December last year his stock had fallen in South Yorkshire.

Fans of Sheffield Wednesday became tired of Carvalhal’s press conference antics, style of play and lack of faith in the young players at Hillsborough. There was also a belief that when big games came around, the Portuguese found himself out of his depth. He would build expectation, before falling short at the big hurdle.

So for Sheffield Wednesday fans, it has been no surprise to see him struggle to pick up a crucial win in the recent big games.

After initially impressing at Swansea, Carvalhal has failed to pick up a win for Swansea in their last nine games and that looks like it could see him back in the Championship next season – if he retains his job at Swansea.

For Sheffield Wednesday fans it is typical Carvalhal and they are not surprised to see the struggles Swansea are now facing.

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