Sheffield Wednesday journalist Dom Howson has been sharing his thoughts on the potential financial situation at the Yorkshire club throughout the upcoming summer transfer window months.
This comes after Howson co-hosted a recent episode of Wednesday-themed podcast Singing The Blues where he spoke about a range of subjects surrounding the Owls, including their recent 3-3 draw against Derby County that ended with their relegation from the Championship to League One.
On the subject of the club’s finances, Howson had this to say on the matter. (23.10)
He said: “I think when you’re looking at the bigger picture, that’s where there’s a lot of worry for Wednesday fans right now and I’ve said here a number of times that where I have got some sympathy for [Dejphon] Chansiri is that he has been propping up the football club single-handedly by himself.
“But you have to say that the revenue hit that they’re going to take now from relegation, there are genuine concerns about his ability to continue financing the football club and there’s no sign of him walking away or looking to sell up, but Wednesday, I think this summer, when it comes to some of their playing assets, such as Josh Windass, Barry Bannan, Dominic Iorfa, those three players who are under contract for next year.
“I tell you what, if they get some decent offers on the table, for any of their players, they’re going to have to seriously look at it this summer to again try and make ends meet.”
TIF Thoughts on Dom Howson’s comments on the potential financial situation at Wednesday…
On the pitch, Wednesday ended their 2020/21 season at the bottom of the league table with 41 points after winning 12, drawing 11 and losing 23 of their matches throughout the campaign (per BBC Sport).
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Off the pitch, Wednesday have had their fair share of issues as well, including the fact that they failed to pay some of their players their wages back in November.
Taking this into account and the fact that they have now been relegated to League One, perhaps selling some of their most valuable players during the upcoming summer transfer window could be a useful way for the club to get some extra money in the club as Howson suggested in the podcast.