Watford fans before FA Cup semi-final against Crystal Palace
You can learn a lot about a potential new signing by gauging the reactions of his current club's fans.
Almen Abdi scores for Watford against Aston Villa
Reports emanating from Sky Sports on Monday evening suggest the Owls are favourites to land the Switzerland international, who it is claimed does not feature in the plans of new boss Walter Mazzarri.
A few minor outlets have since carried the story, though having heard nothing as yet from the more reputable likes of the Watford Observer, Sheffield Star and BBC local radio, it's perhaps best to err on the side of caution for now.
Abdi, who's been at Vicarage Road since 2012, played 32 times in the Premier League last season and a signing of his calibre would be a real show of Wednesday's ambition.
However, given the Owls' fondness of former Watford players, their alleged pursuit is also extremely believable.
Hornets fans very extremely complimentary about Fernando Forestieri and Daniel Pudil upon their departures to Hillsborough a year ago.
Fernando Forestieri has been a hit at Hillsborough
And while they once said the same about Martin Taylor, the following tweets surely bode well for Wednesday...
Almen Abdi is leaving? This is by far the hardest transfer out to take. Maybe ever. Absolutely gutted.— Stephen Fletcher (@sfletcher24) 25 July 2016
@AlmenAbdi absolutely gutted if you do leave. One of the best CM players ive ever seen wear the Watford shirt. Loved by us fans. Good luck— Ryan Durham (@Rdurham84) 25 July 2016
Very upset at the departure of Almen Abdi, I will miss his elegant striking of a football— Scott (@scottyb_wfc) 25 July 2016