Report: Sheffield Wednesday among clubs keen on Ronald Sobowale

Jos Luhukay, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday at Ashton Gate on October 7, 2018 in Bristol,...

Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly rivalling a number of clubs from the Premier League and Championship for the youngster's signature.

Jos Luhukay, Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City at Hillsborough on February 17, 2018 in...

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Sheffield Wednesday are in the race to sign 21-year-old striker Ronald Sobowale, but face competition from sides in the Premier League and Championship.

Sobowale is the cousin of Bayern Munich star David Alaba, but is currently plying his trade in non-league football. He was released by Chelsea at 15 due to his size, according to the Mail, and has since enjoyed trials with a number of Football League sides.

 

And it appears that the youngster could soon be back on his way to one of the top two divisions. The Daily Mail reports that Wednesday are interested, while Watford, Cardiff City and the Owls' Championship rivals Reading are also monitoring the situation.

The Mail adds that he scored in trial matches for both Cardiff and Barnsley, and is now close to sealing a professional deal.

Neil Warnock, Manager of Cardiff City looks on prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Cardiff City at Vitality Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Bournemouth, United...

Given his availability, it may well be worth the gamble for one of the teams interested in a potential deal. Wednesday have a decent group of strikers currently, but do find themselves languishing in the bottom-half of the table following their 2-1 defeat to Swansea City on Saturday.

Sobowale is unlikely to solve their problems if he did come in, but if Jos Luhukay is working with a tight budget heading into January, they may as well have a look to see whether Alaba's cousin has the potential to be a player capable of plying his trade at the higher levels. 

28th October 2017, Hillsborough, Sheffield, England; EFL Championship football, Sheffield Wednesday versus Barnsley; General view of Hillsborough

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