Report: Sheffield Wednesday taking financial hit as Rhoys Wiggins nears Bournemouth move

Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly poised to sell Rhoys Wiggins to Bournemouth for just £200,000.

According to the Bournemouth Daily Echo, Sheffield Wednesday defender Rhoys Wiggins is poised to undergo a medical with Bournemouth today ahead of a return to the club.

Bournemouth have been busy in the transfer market this month, bringing in attacking talents such as Juan Iturbe, Lewis Grabban and Benik Afobe to boost their battle against relegation.

Now though, manager Eddie Howe is pushing to reunite with left back Wiggins yet again, having managed him during three separate spells on the South Coast before.

The Welsh defender had two loan stints at Bournemouth before eventually joining permanently in the summer of 2010 - and each of those spells came under Howe's tutelage, with a reunion on the cards ahead of tonight's transfer deadline.

28-year-old Wiggins only left Charlton Athletic for Wednesday over the summer, but has made only five league starts for the Owls, and after landing ex-Bournemouth loanee Joe Bennett, Wiggins' days are numbered.

Intriguingly though, Wednesday appear to be taking a major financial loss on Wiggins. At the time of his move from Charlton just months ago, The Sheffield Star reported that Wednesday were paying £750,000 to land Wiggins, but this deal with Bournemouth appears to be some way off that.

The Bournemouth Daily Echo report that the Cherries are paying just £200,000 for Wiggins, meaning Wednesday would take a hit of £550,000 on a player who started just five league games during his time at Hillsborough.

Wednesday have the cash to be able to cope with such a loss, but it goes to show how some deals can turn sour very, very quickly after big investment - and yet still, Wiggins is moving up to the Premier League with Bournemouth, in a bizarre twist.

Should Wiggins have been given more of a chance at Wednesday?

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