Championship side see bid rejected, multiple clubs battle for divisive £2m ex Ger - report
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Wigan reject Sheffield Wednesday bid for ex Rangers attacker Windass - report

The Star reports that Wigan have rejected a bid from Sheffield Wednesday as a number of clubs compete to sign former Rangers attacker Josh Windass.

The Gers received £2m when the 26-year-old headed south of the border to join Wigan in August 2018 [Scotsman], but things haven’t gone according to plan at the Latics since then.

Wigan Athletic have rejected a bid from Sheffield Wednesday for former Rangers attacker Josh Windass. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Windass played regularly during his first season but drifted in and out of the plans during the first half of the 2019/20 campaign before joining Wednesday on loan in January.

The ex-Ger only managed to make nine appearances for the Owls during a disrupted second half of the Championship season.

Yet, he scored three times and it seems he did enough to convince the Yorkshire club to pursue a permanent deal.

The Star claims that Wigan, who are currently being managed by receivers whilst in administration, have rejected an initial bid.

Wednesday boss Garry Monk is a big admirer of Windass so they may return to the negotiating table soon but they will have to fend off competition to get their man, with a ‘handful’ of other clubs also circling.

Windass scores for Sheffield Wednesday against QPR. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Windass divided opinion during his two-year stint at Rangers across which he scored 19 goals and registered 13 assists in 73 appearances in all competitions.

Many were dissatisfied with his work ethic but his goal to game ratio was decent for a player who rarely played as an out and out striker, and the Gers struggled for goals from wide areas following his departure.

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