Some Sheffield Wednesday fans are urging Dejphon Chansiri to mimic Derby County's £80m stadium deal

Dejphon Chansiri owner

Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday remain in contention for a play-off finish this season.

Dejphon Chansiri owner

Some Sheffield Wednesday fans are urging the Owls owner, Dejphon Chansiri, to follow the lead of his Derby County counterpart, Mel Morris.

Derby, who like Wednesday have found themselves burdened by the Football League's Profit & Sustainability rules in recent seasons, announced a pre-tax profit of close to £15 million on Tuesday (BBC Sport).

 

That figure does, however, owe much to Morris's decision to sell the Rams' Pride Park Stadium to a company owned by himself for £80 million.

5th March 2019, Pride Park, Derby, England; EFL Championship football, Derby Country versus Wigan Athletic; General view of the Derby County Ram on the tunnel path with the pitch and...

This is what those of an Owls persuasion are saying on Twitter...

Whether Morris's move is in fact above board remains to be seen, however.

And some, including the football finance expert, Kieran Maguire, have already expressed their doubts.

Maguire told BBC Radio Sheffield earlier this month he suspects Wednesday are already operating under a soft transfer embargo ahead of the summer window.

He added, however, that the Owls' situation is perhaps not as grave as some others, and could be easily improved with cuts to the playing staff at Hillsborough.

24th September 2017, Hillsborough, Sheffield, England; EFL Championship football, Sheffield Wednesday versus Sheffield United; Hillsborough general view before the game

Derby and Sheffield Wednesday remain in contention for a play-off finish this season.

Only three points separate the two sides in sixth and 11th-place, respectively.

Is Derby's path the one for Sheffield Wednesday to follow?

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