Sheffield Wednesday have been handed a boost in their bid to bring Bailey Peacock-Farrell to Hillsborough this summer.
What’s the talk?
That’s according to a report by Birmingham Live, who claimed that, with Birmingham City having secured the loan signing of Wolves goalkeeper Matija Sarkic, the Blues are now no longer pursuing a deal for the Burnley shot-stopper.
A further report by Yorkshire Live claimed that this puts the Owls in a much more favourable position to land the 24-year-old this summer, although Championship side Bournemouth have also been credited with an interest in the Northern Ireland international.
Would Peacock-Farrell be a good signing?
Great news for Wednesday
While Peacock-Farrell’s game-time has been limited so far in his Burnley career, with the ‘keeper having played second fiddle to the likes of Nick Pope and Joe Hart at Turf Moor, there is still plenty to suggest that the 24-year-old would be a fantastic signing for Wednesday this summer.
Indeed, in the season prior to his Burnley move, he made 28 Championship appearances for Leeds, over which the £900k-rated man kept 10 clean sheets, as well as averaging 2.1 saves and conceding just 1.1 goals per game.
These returns saw the man Noel Whelan dubbed a “fantastic” player earn a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 6.76, with his eye-catching performances leading to Sean Dyche splashing out £2.5m in order to purchase the youngster.
Furthermore, with Keiren Westwood having left Hillsborough at the end of last season, and the 36-year-old having been the club’s number one for the last seven years, there is very much a spot to be filled between the sticks at Wednesday.
As such, should the Owls go on to secure a deal for the £18k-per-week man this summer, and he subsequently manages to replicate his form while playing in the second tier with Leeds, it would certainly appear as if Darren Moore will have pulled off a huge coup for the club.
With Birmingham now out of the picture for Peacock-Farrell, it looks as if Wednesday’s chances of landing the 24-year-old have significantly increased, something which should come as great news for the club’s supporters.