Five Premier League strikers Sheffield Wednesday should target on loan; includes controversial Tottenham ace

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Sheffield Wednesday could be a big mover when the loan window opens.

The loan window for Football League clubs opens today, remaining so until November 25.

Sheffield Wednesday are a side which could benefit, having sought to sign a striker permanently during the summer and failed to land a marquee name. 

The type of players they could target from Premier League clubs range from young talents, out of favour types, past targets and the downright ambitious.

Here is a look at five possibilities from across the spectrum...

James Wilson

Manchester United's latest sensation netted his first goal for England's under-21 side last week. The teenager could stay at United and fight for an opportunity, but enquiries for his services are likely to be substantial. Wilson has goals in the Premier League and FA Cup to his name already, and is more highly regarded than Will Keane, who made the switch last season on loan between the two clubs.

Kelechi Iheanacho

Another Manchester based target, Kelechi Iheanacho is an exciting talent at City. He was the top scorer at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup two years ago, and City beat off a host of clubs for his services. Iheanacho, 18, was impressive for City's first team in pre-season and is now at the stage where he needs regular football. A move to Wednesday could be too soon for him, alternately he may turn out to be a revelation.

Kyle Lafferty

A more proven player? Kyle Lafferty is just that. The striker has netted seven goals for Northern Ireland in their Euro 2016 qualifiers and is full of confidence. Despite this he can't even get in the Norwich City squad, and if he is not brought back in this weekend then an exit is the only solution. He has played 100 games at Championship level and could be a good temporary addition until the market re-opens in January.

Gary Hooper

Sheffield Wednesday attempted to sign Hooper in the recent transfer window, only for talks to break down. The Mirror reported Hooper denied a story which claimed it fell through due to his demand for a VIP box not being granted; if he really wants to show this is the case then he could be convinced the move at the second attempt. Like Lafferty he is out of favour at Norwich and likely to be allowed to move on.

Emmanuel Adebayor

Ambitious? If Sheffield Wednesday really want to make a splash and create headlines, why not try with a cheeky enquiry for controversial striker Emmanuel Adebayor. The forward is unwanted at Tottenham, left out of their Premier League and Europa League squads, and currently won't play until January. He has the ability to be dominant at Championship level, if he can be convinced to make a step down just so he can play. Wednesday would not be able to get anywhere near his £100,000 per week wages, but at this stage Spurs would possibly happily continue pay the majority, if a deal meant getting him away from the training ground and out of sight until January.

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