Report: Sheffield Wednesday to sign Marseille winger Modou Sougou, medical set for Monday

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The Senegalese winger looks set to become yet another new signing at Hillsborough this summer.

Sheffield Wednesday’s new boss Carlos Carvalhal has already used his Portuguese connections to bring in the likes of Vincent Sasso, Marco Matias and Lucas Joao to the club – now he is seemingly eyeing up yet another figure from his past in Portugal.

It is reported that Sheffield Wednesday are set to complete a deal for Senegalese winger Modou Sougou on Monday, subject to a medical being successful.

Le Phoceen in France is reporting that the deal could be concluded after the weekend.

Sougou is currently with French giants Marseille, whom he joined in 2013 from Romanian side CFR Cluj. He had impressed for the minnows in the Champions League, especially in two fixtures against Manchester United.

Prior to his Romanian switch the wide man had played all of his career in Portugal. He joined Uniao Leira when he was 19-years-old and went on to play for the likes of Vitoria Setubal and Academica.

His move to Marseille has been a disaster. He has spent most of his time with the club out on loan at Evian Thonon – where he played 25 times last season scoring two goals. The Owls will be hoping for a loan deal for the player, who would cost too much to sign permanently.

His signing of course will evoke memories of when Sheffield Wednesday snapped up Chris Waddle from Marseille in 1993.

If Sougou can be as half as impactful as that signing, then Wednesday are on to a winner.

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