News is coming out of Hillsborough that current Sheffield Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric has admitted that former loan star Lewis McGugan is a target, with club manager Stuart Gray looking for new recruits.
The former Nottingham Forest and current Watford midfielder is a player that Wednesday would like to take on a permanent basis. The creative midfielder made seven appearances for the Championship club before returning to Vicarage Road in early January.
Speaking to the Sheffield Star, Manderic said: “Lewis is a good player. He’s on our target list".
"Lewis is a good player. He’s on our target list"
The 26-year-old midfielder joined Watford from fellow Championship team Nottingham Forest 18 months ago and went on to score 11 goals in his debut season. However, he has fallen out of favour at Watford in 2014-15 campaign and excelled in his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday earlier this season.
Article continues below
According to reports Watford are understood to be willing to allow him out on loan again, but will also listen to any permanent offers for the midfielder. If signed it would offer Wednesday manager Stuart Gray a pleasant selection headache with Jose Semedo, Giles Coke, Kieran Lee, Chelsea Loanee Lewis Baker and the returning Sam Hutchinson.
Strengthening the squad
Wednesday are hoping that any deals will be completed quickly, to strengthen the squad as they look to force their way into play-off contention. Wednesday sit just four points off the top six, and with the team's recent championship form of five wins from seven, the fans are dreaming of a sensational return to the Premier league
Wednesday have also been strongly linked to Cardiff City and South Korean international Kim Bo-Kyung over the last few days. With Bo-Kyung having only made two appearances so far this season for Cardiff City, there is a distinct possibility a move to fellow Championship club would be a good move for him.