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Polarising ex-Rangers star Josh Windass settles future amid £5m exit reports

Polarising former Rangers star Josh Windass has put an end to much speculation regarding his future by signing a new deal at Sheffield Wednesday.

Windass, now 27, had been linked with a move away from Hillsborough after the Owls were relegated from the Championship last season.

A total of seven clubs were linked with a move to Windass this summer with some reports claiming Wednesday value the forward at £5m.

“I’m really pleased to get this done,” said Windass [SWFC].


“I feel settled here, the manager is great and it’s one of the best dressing rooms I’ve played in.

“Promotion is want we want this year and that’s our expectation, we aren’t scared of saying it.

“It’s one of the biggest clubs in Britain, the fan base have been brilliant with me since I arrived and I’m looking forward to playing in front of them again this season.”

The attacking midfielder hasn’t been at Ibrox since 2018 but continues to have strong links to the club online.

Outspoken and undoubtedly talented, Windass had the ability to both entertain and infuriate with many feeling the player’s application wasn’t always 100%.

Despite his hot and cold performances – and a disappointing first season in Scotland – Windass netted an impressive 18 times in season 17/18, including twelve league strikes.

The attacker also managed eight Scottish Premiership assists the same season and there was a feeling that Steven Gerrard and co could turn him into a top player for the Gers.

Josh Windass had his moments in the blue of Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But ego got the better of Windass who recoiled at the club accepting a £2.5m Wigan offer for his services and left Ibrox before Gerrard even really got started.

Moving to Sheffield Wednesday in 2020, Windass was the stand-out performer in the team who got relegated from the foot of the Championship last season, netting nine goals in the division.

Windass was back in the press surrounding Rangers this week as he interacted with Gers skipper James Tavernier.

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