McGugan has joined the Owls from Watford on loan and he has become a key player for the side, with his performances in central-midfield adding a lot of quality to their squad.
He has already become a fans' favourite at Hillsborough and May's comments today suggest that he is popular in the dressing room, too.
“He’s a really good player," May said. "Our pitch probably doesn’t suit Lewis and the way he plays but he’s doing a good job on it. I think if we can keep him it would be a really good sign.
“You want to have players like Lewis in your team and squad. Obviously, it is above our control whether we sign him but hopefully we will. It would be a positive if we could keep him and would give us a good platform to build on.”
McGugan has enjoyed two loan spells at Wednesday this season and he has been a regular first-team pick for the entirety of his time at the club.
It is easy to see why, too. The attacking midfielder has offered creativity and goals to the side, which is further evidence of the quality that he possesses at this level.
McGugan remains one of the finest players in the Championship and it is rather surprising that Watford have considered him surplus to requirements, even though they have a lot of quality at their disposal.
Wednesday have funds to spend now and it seems that if they are able to secure the transfer of McGugan it will be one which goes down well with everyone involved with the club.