Sheffield Wednesday boss admits disappointment with signing's decision led to Forestieri move

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Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal has made some interesting comments about the back drop which led to the club beating Leeds United to sign Fernando Forestieri.

Sheffield Wednesday were one of the more active clubs in the transfer window in the Championship, and made a late splash to sign Fernando Forestieri from Watford.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported how the Owls hijacked Leeds United's move for the Italian, and convince him to leave the Hornets behind.

New manager Carlos Carvalhal has however made some interesting comments about the transfer, stating that he only sanctioned a late switch because the player he had believed would be able to play in the second striker position, was unwilling to do so.

He told Radio Sheffield, in comments reported by the Sheffield Star: "I can’t talk with names but one player that we bring, we expected he can play in the second line because he played there before.

"But in the process we realise the player does not like to play there so we are a little disappointed in the situation. The player does not disappoint me because he is a fantastic player but I’m disappointed about the role.

"He has done this before but probably with time he had lost this ability, he thinks differently or plays differently with time. He didn’t play very well there. After this, we missed the player to link the midfield and attack."

It is deliberately unclear who Carvalhal is referring to, and not so simple to narrow down given the sheer number of additions made this past summer.

One possible player he is referring to is Forestieri's former Watford teammte Lewis McGugan, who is capable of playing as a number 10 as well as in central midfield.

It is also possible Carvalhal had intended on using Modibo Sougou or Ross Wallace centrally rather than out wide.

And while there may have been a communication breakdown between unnamed player and manager at the point of his signing, the good news is the talks were held, and in a timely fashion to allow the club to act to sign Forestieri.

Wednesday will not have any square pegs in round holes, with the tale demonstrating the backing Carvalhal is given simply to go out and sign another player, as the ambitious side seek to force their way into the promotion hunt.

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