Report: Sheffield Wednesday interested in Moussa Sao

Monaco's Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva (C) vies with FC Sochaux' French defender Mickael Alphonse (R) and FC Sochaux' French forward Moussa Sao (L) during the French League Cup...

Sheffield Wednesday, Stoke City and Reading are reportedly interested in signing Moussa Sao in the summer transfer window.

Monaco's Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva (C) vies with FC Sochaux' French defender Mickael Alphonse (R) and FC Sochaux' French forward Moussa Sao (L) during the French League Cup...

Sheffield Wednesday, Stoke City and Reading are interested in signing Sochaux forward Moussa Sao in the summer transfer window, according to The Sun.

Sao is out of contract at French club Sochaux this month, according to Transfermarkt.com, and Championship trio Wednesday, Stoke and Reading are reportedly interested in securing the services of the 28-year-old this summer.

FC Sochaux' French forward Moussa Sao jubilates after scoring a penalty during the French League Cup football match Sochaux (FCSM) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM), on December 13, 2016, at...

Stats

Sao started his professional club football career at Le Havre before moving to French rivals Sochaux in 2015.

The 28-year-old forward made 17 appearances in Ligue 2 for Sochaux this past season, providing three assists in the process, according to Transfermarkt.com.

According to The Sun, since joining Sochaux, the forward has scored nine goals in 68 domestic matches.

FC Sochaux' French forward Moussa Sao (R) scores a goal during the French League Cup football match Sochaux (FCSM) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM), on December 13, 2016, at the Auguste...

Risking signing?

Sao has done relatively well in recent years, and given that he would be a free signing, one can understand why Championship trio Wednesday, Stoke and Reading would be interested.

However, the striker would be a risk for the Owls, the Potters and the Royals, as he has been playing in a ‘lesser' domestic league and is not very prolific.

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