Should Sheffield Wednesday revisit their interest in Blackburn Rovers defender Charlie Mulgrew?

Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew and Leigh Griffiths during training

Sheffield Wednesday were linked with a move for the Blackburn Rovers defender during last summer's transfer window.

Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew and Leigh Griffiths during trainingScotland defender Charlie Mulgrew [left]

Sheffield Wednesday were linked with a move for Charlie Mulgrew during last summer's transfer window.

But should the Owls revisit their interest in the Blackburn Rovers defender this time out, following the Lancashire side's relegation to League One?

Do Wednesday still need him?

Signing a new centre-back is one of Carlos Carvalhal's priorities this summer, and he may need more than one if the club opts against keeping out-of-contract Frenchman Vincent Sasso. Mulgrew can also play at left-back, too, which could also appeal to the Owls with former Netherlands international Urby Emanuelson expected to depart.

Sheffield Wednesday's Vincent Sasso looks dejectedSheffield Wednesday defender Vincent Sasso

But Blackburn were relegated, how good can he be?

They were indeed, however, Mulgrew was restricted to 28 league appearances for Rovers this past campaign and had the 31-year-old been fit for the remaining 18, it's probable they would not have gone down on goal difference. That Middlesbrough and Hull City - who were top flight sides in 2016-17 - are both said to be chasing the former Celtic player should tell you all you need to know about his talent.

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew celebrates scoring their third goalFormer Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew

Could they get him?

With League One beckoning and their final parachute payment long behind them, Blackburn are unlikely to say no should a fair offer materialise for Mulgrew - who has already admitted he is open to a Championship return. If Wednesday do come in for the Scotland international [yes, another one] they'd perhaps be hard to turn down, although Middlesbrough and Hull moves could also appeal.

Should Sheffield Wednesday revisit their interest in Mulgrew?

Sheffield Wednesday Manager Carlos CarvalhalSheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal

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