Is the time right for Sheffield Wednesday to sign Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt?

Should Sheffield Wednesday move for former Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt?

A home loss to rivals Leeds United at the weekend was more confirmation there is plenty of work to be done at Sheffield Wednesday in the summer if they are to achieve promotion next season.

New owner Dejphon Chansiri wants to catapult them into the Premier League, and is prepared to spend in order to do so.

Numerous players will be linked with a move to the Owls over the summer months, but one who was already reportedly on manager Stuart Gray's radar could turn out to be an ideal addition.

Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt was touted as a target for a potential loan move back in September, reported the Sheffield Star, but no progress materialised.

The former Brighton star would be an excellent addition this summer, having failed to kick on at the Black Cats, with the manager who signed him, Gus Poyet, fired earlier this year.

Bridcutt cost Sunderland £3 million 18 months ago, reported the BBC, but he has not established himself as a regular starter on Wearside.

He has only nine Premier League starts to his name this season from a possible 33, with seven substitute appearances.

At 25-years-old, Bridcutt is at a good age for Sheffield Wednesday to sign him and offer him a fresh challenge, and has experience in the Football League, making 150 appearances for Brighton.

The former Chelsea trainee made the majority of these in Championship for the Seagulls, also helping them gain promotion from League One. 

For a player with much to prove after his recent lack of regular football at Sunderland, and yet also one who has shown he can be a class act in the Championship, Bridcutt would be an excellent and low key addition for Sheffield Wednesday to kick off their summer spending if manager Stuart Gray can convince his transfer committee to revisit previous interest in the midfielder.

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