Sheffield Wednesday want to sign West Bromwich Albion’s Kenneth Zohore but the striker’s £50,000-a-week wages are proving to be a substantial stumbling block, according to the Sun (13 September, page 61).
Garry Monk might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there is no denying his ability to get the very best out of the strikers at his disposal.
Chris Wood, Britt Assombalonga, Wilfried Bony and Steven Fletcher played arguably the best football of their career under the current Wednesday boss.
After a season stuck on the sidelines at The Hawthorns, who better than Monk to put Zohore – a bullish number nine a la Bony and Fletcher – back on the right track?
The Sun claims that Sheffield Wednesday have joined Championship rivals Middlesbrough in expressing an interest in the former Denmark U21 international – a man who, just two years ago, fired Neil Warnock’s unfancied Cardiff City side into the Premier League.
But, as you might have guessed given that Wednesday are currently bottom of the table with minus 9 points against their name, funds are in short supply at Hillsborough.
After breaching Financial Fair Play regulations and being docked 12 points as punishment, the Sun reports that Sheffield Wednesday could be priced out of a permanent, or even a temporary, deal for Zohore.
The £8 million man earns £50,000-a-week.
And there is now a very real possibility that Zohore, who started just five Championship games last season, will be stuck in limbo at The Hawthorns for the time being.