Report: Sheffield Wednesday and Watford struggling to agree a fee for Daniel Pudil's permanent switch to Hillsborough

Pudil has been impressive for the Owls since joining on loan in the summer.

Sheffield Wednesday's hopes of landing Daniel Pudil on a permanent deal appear to have hit a snag, with the Sheffield Star reporting that the Owls are struggling to agree a fee with Watford for the defender.

The Star reports that Wednesday are hoping to sign the 30-year-old for a cut-price fee, which appears to not be an option from the Hornets' perspective.

While Pudil is set to stay at Hillsborough on loan until the end of the season (via Star) regardless of whether the two clubs can agree a fee, it will be a major boost to the club's promotion hopes if they manage to tie another of their key players down to a long-term deal, having already completed permanent moves for fellow loanees Gary Hooper and Jack Hunt earlier in the month (via Star).

Although the Owls have also brought in Aston Villa full-back Joe Bennett on loan until the end of the season, Pudil has justified Wednesday's desire to sign him up, having been consistently impressive since he arrived in August. He has scored two goals and has got two assists which has helped establish the club as genuine promotion contenders this season.

And with Pudil performing so well, it could be argued that Wednesday should be willing to try and reach a compromise over his fee to ensure that he stays with the club permanently.

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