Report: Sheffield Wednesday linked with summer move for Middlesbrough loan star Jelle Vossen

Vossen has ended his loan with Middlesbrough, and Sheffield Wednesday want to sign him.

Vossen scored nine goals in all competitions for Boro last season, as they reached the play-off final, and a report in HLN has claimed that Wednesday want to sign him.

Having move to Teesside on loan from KRC Genk in his homeland of Belgium, Vossen, 26, impressed in the Championship with his work-rate and technical ability. He may have struggled in front of goal - with Patrick Bamford stealing the limelight - but there is no doubting his ability.

The 12-capped Belgian international ended his loan spell following Boro’s defeat in the play-off final, but he is not wanted back at Genk next season, and Aitor Karanka has been linked with making a move for Vossen on a permanent deal - as per the Northern Echo.

However, the report in HLN has reported on new interest from the Championship, with Sheffield Wednesday keen to sign Vossen ahead of a push fro promotion next season.

The Owls are under new ownership, and are set to appoint Carlos Carvalhal as their new head coach in the coming days, with a view to bring in Vossen as the first signing of his management reign.

It is stated that Vossen is available on a permanent deal for a fee of £2.2 million, which may be too high for Wednesday to see through. However, Genk may be willing to lower their valuation should Vossen push a transfer through, as he intends to be playing in England next season.

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