Former Rangers attacker Josh Windass is reportedly in talks with Premier League club West Brom just months after joining Sheffield Wednesday [Birmingham Live].
Windass divided opinion across his two-year stint at Ibrox between 2016 and 2018, during which he scored 19 goals and registered 13 assists in 73 appearances.
He featured five times for the Gers under Steven Gerrard before being sold to Wigan Athletic for a reported £2.5m [Scottish Sun].
The 26-year-old joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan for the second half of last season and moved permanently to Hillsborough in September after the Owls paid the reported £450,000 that cash-strapped Wigan still owed Rangers from the 2018 deal.
Windass has already played 22 times for Wednesday this season, but it appears that despite only scoring three times and notching two assists, he could soon make a surprise step up to the Premier League.
It’s asserted that Windass is one of new West Brom boss Sam Allardyce’s key targets in the January window and that negotiations have already started between the two clubs [Birmingham Live].
Championship promotion hopefuls Watford and Bournemouth are also credited with interest in the attacker, while it’s claimed that he could be sold for a fee in the region of £400,000, suggesting that Wednesday may even make a loss from his sale.
Should Windass earn a move to the Premier League this month, it would be a remarkable achievement for a player who started his senior career with Harrogate Railway Athletic on a semi-pro basis.
Meanwhile, a former Rangers loanee scored a quickfire hat-trick in Spain on Sunday as his stock continues to rise following a disastrous stint at Ibrox.