Sheffield Wednesday turn down Millwall bid amid six-club race for former Rangers star - report
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Sheffield Wednesday turn down Millwall bid amid six-club race for former Rangers star - report

Josh Windass may not have been every Rangers fan’s cup of tea, but now as many as six clubs are chasing the Sheffield Wednesday attacker’s signature, including Millwall, West Brom and Fulham, according to Yorkshire Live.

Windass left the Gers for Wigan Athletic in 2018 after two years in Glasgow for a fee of £2.5m [Scottish Sun].

Windass in action for Rangers against FC Shkupi in July 2018 shortly before his move to Wigan. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

It’s the biggest transfer fee the club have received for a player since well before Steven Gerrard’s arrival and although his value has dropped since then, he’s still very much a player in demand.

Yorkshire Live reports that a host of clubs are interested in him following Wednesday’s relegation to League One and that Millwall have already tabled an offer of £400k in staggered payments, which was ‘swiftly rebuffed’.

His price could be driven up over the course of the window, though, as the report credits as many as six Championship clubs with interest.

As well as the Lions, Fulham, West Brom, QPR, Stoke City and Preston North End are all said to be keen.

Six clubs including Millwall and Fulham are reportedly keen on signing the former Rangers attacker from Sheffield Wednesday. (Photo by Rich Linley – CameraSport via Getty Images)

At this stage, it’s asserted that despite their current financial problems, Wednesday don’t want to cash in on one of their biggest assets, with manager Darren Moore keen to hold onto Windass for their upcoming League One campaign.

The former Ger is under contract until the summer of 2022 and is set to report to pre-season training later this week.

Windass has scored 13 goals in 53 appearances for the Owls, with a similar goal per game ratio as he produced at Ibrox.

It’s now been a few years since the Englishman left Glasgow, but he still actively supports the club on social media and he aimed a dig at a Celtic star earlier this week.