Sheffield Wednesday should target free agent Mike Havenaar to cure striking problems

The Japanese international remains a free agent after leaving Cordoba in December.

There is no secret to where Sheffield Wednesday are struggling this season, goals. The club have scored just 23 goals in the Championship. That is the lowest amount in the league behind basement club Blackpool, who have scored four more.

Last weekend was another blank for The Owls, as they failed to score v Brighton. Despite their attacking woes they still sit reasonably high up in the table. They are 11th, thanks to their decent defensive record.

So how could they change things around? Of course the transfer window is shut, but the loan window does remain open.

On top of that there is free agency, and there is one man who really fits the bill.

Prior to his summer move to promoted La Liga side Cordoba Mike Havenaar was a goalscoring fiend in his adopted Japanese homeland and Dutch heritage Eredivisie.

Last season he scored 10 goals for Vitesse Arnhem and netted 26 times in 79 games for the club after scoring 37 in 63 games for Ventforet Kofu in Japan.

The giant striker is also a Japanese international, scoring four goals in 17 caps.

So he is certainly an excellent option.

But the big man struggled in Spain, failing to score for Cordoba in just five appearances and in December he was released early from his two-year deal.

But he is built for Championship football. Big and strong he is also deceptively tricky and would certainly find the back of the net on more than a few occasions.

At this stage of the season, with play-off hopes starting to falter, surely he is worth a roll of the dice from Sheffield Wednesday.

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