Report: Sheffield Wednesday pursuing Bournemouth's Glenn Murray, deal depends on wages

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Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly pursuing a loan deal for Bournemouth striker Glenn Murray.

According to a report in today's edition of The Sun, Sheffield Wednesday are hoping to land Bournemouth striker Glenn Murray on loan.

Wednesday recently went on a run of no win in five Championship games, but defeated Nottingham Forest 3-0 on Saturday afternoon to get back to winning ways.

Currently in sixth place and pursuing a play-off spot, Wednesday have plenty of firepower from the likes of Aiden McGeady, Gary Hooper, Atdhe Nuhiu, Marco Matias and Lucas Joao, but reports suggest they may yet be in the market for another striker.

The Sun report that Wednesday are keen to land Bournemouth forward Glenn Murray, who has become a bit-part player under Eddie Howe at the Vitality Stadium.

'Bournemouth's Glenn Murray is a loan target for Sheffield Wednesday," the report reads. "The Championship side want Murray for their play-off push, but will have to agree to pay all his wages."

Murray only signed for Bournemouth from Crystal Palace back in September, but has made just six starts for the Cherries, scoring three goals whilst having 13 substitute appearances to his name.

The 32-year-old is a big, physical striker who may be somewhat similar to the aforementioned Nuhiu, but represents much more of a goal threat, having hit eight goals in 18 games for Reading last season, and 31 goals in his last full Championship season for Crystal Palace.

A proven goalscorer with Championship experience, Murray could be the difference for Wednesday as they look to gain promotion to the Premier League - but whether they will agree to pay all of his wages remains to be seen.

Would you like to see Murray sign for Wednesday?

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