Ryan Kent in action for Liverpool
So Sheffield Wednesday did try to recruit winger after all, according to the Sheffield Star. It is claimed the Owls held discussions with Liverpool over a loan deal for Ryan Kent, who impressed on loan to Barnsley last season - scoring three goals and assisting as many in 44 appearances.
Wednesday were not alone in their interest, however, and Kent was ultimately loaned to Bundesliga side SC Freiburg, leaving Carlos Carvalhal's side - who were also credited with interest in Southampton's Josh Sims and Watford's Isaac Success - empty handed.
Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal
The club's failure to address their perceived need for pace out wide frustrated a significant number of Owls supporters throughout the summer, and many believe Kent would have been a shrewd addition.
Others, however, feel that loaning the Liverpool youngster would have been something of a pointless exercise, given how other wingers borrowed from the Premier League have fared at Hillsborough in recent seasons.
Callum McManaman (right) in action for Sheffield Wednesday
Here's what the fans are saying on Twitter...
Mentioned him through the summer. He impressed me at t'Dingles. Top player is Kent.— Andy McElwaine (@andymcelwaine) 7 September 2017
Give over since when did we ever look at getting a winger in?— Matt Wilson (@m_wilson1987) 7 September 2017
Klopp made the correct call. Why on earth would he send his young winger to S6, given our recent history with wide players. #swfc— Andy (@AndyP_S18) 7 September 2017
Carlos would have killed him— Kyle gee-pemberton (@geepembo17) 7 September 2017
Yep CC would have turned him in to a crap full back.— chris hartley (@MASSIVEOWLS) 7 September 2017
Would Liverpool's Ryan Kent have been a good signing for Sheffield Wednesday?