Sheffield Wednesday Set to Offer Troy Deeney a Deal This Summer

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Sheffield Wednesday is reportedly planning to extend a player-coach role offer to Troy Deeney at Hillsborough. Manager Xisco Munoz has previously worked with the striker during their time together at Watford, and he is eager for a reunion.

Where is Troy Deeney planning to go?

According to the Daily Mail, Deeney is likely to receive an offer from the Owls. Speculation arose last week after Munoz was given the opportunity to replace Darren Moore at the South Yorkshire club. Deeney is currently without a club and can join Wednesday on a free transfer. In the previous season, he was part of Birmingham, where he netted seven goals in 34 appearances for the Blues.

It now appears that Munoz has found a spot for Deeney in his Wednesday squad. As he settles into his new role ahead of the upcoming season, Munoz is keen to bring in some new signings.

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Munoz and Deeney are the perfect tandem

Munoz will gradually assemble his complete backroom team. However, he has arrived at the club at a time when the squad urgently needs to focus on their preparations, and the pieces of the puzzle might take some time to fit together.

Deeney could prove to be an influential figure behind the scenes within the squad. Yet, there may be doubts about his impact on the pitch at the age of 35.

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Munoz is a big admirer of Deeney, previously describing him as “perfect” and “excellent” after a victory over Stoke City in 2021 when he was in charge of Watford.

The potential addition of Deeney at Hillsborough might not excite all Wednesday fans. The club already has Michael Smith and Lee Gregory, both in their thirties, and bringing in another aging striker might not be ideal.

Deeney’s use for the team

Deeney has a proven track record of scoring goals in the Championship, with his seven goals for Birmingham last season taking his tally to 95 from 278 appearances in the second tier.

However, this might not be the start to the transfer window that Wednesday fans were expecting after their promotion. The squad likely requires an injection of energy, which might be a challenge for Deeney to provide at this stage of his career.

As a coach, this move could make sense. Hopefully, Deeney’s role at Wednesday will be primarily focused on coaching, with the added benefit of providing on-field support when needed.

Wednesday needs to be active in the transfer market to strengthen their squad. The arrival of Deeney could potentially kick-start a busy period of activity at the club, with hopes of bringing in quality reinforcements.

5 Interesting facts about Sheffield Wednesday

  • Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, commonly known as Wednesday, was founded in 1867, making it one of the oldest football clubs in England.
  • The club’s home ground is Hillsborough Stadium, located in the Owlerton district of Sheffield. It has been their home since 1899 and has a seating capacity of over 39,000 spectators.
  • Sheffield Wednesday has a rich history and has won numerous domestic and international honors, including four English First Division titles and three FA Cups.
  • The team is recognized for its traditional blue and white vertical stripes on their home kit, a design that has been a constant feature throughout the club’s history.
  • Sheffield Wednesday has intense rivalries with two other South Yorkshire clubs: Sheffield United and Barnsley. Matches between these teams are known as Steel City derbies and are highly anticipated by fans.
Football Expert Sam Mollnet
reviewed by: Sam Mollnet (Footbal Expert)

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