Sheffield Wednesday are keen to bolster their attacking department before the January transfer window slams shut and have reportedly been keeping tabs on a top-flight academy product.
It was reported by the Sheffield Star on Wednesday morning that the Owls are looking at Arsenal loanee Mika Biereth as a possible addition to Danny Rohl’s squad before the winter market closes at the beginning of February.
The Denmark U21s international has been learning his trade out on loan at Scottish Premiership outfit Motherwell and currently boasts excellent numbers during his loan stint so far. In 15 appearances, the 20-year-old has recorded six goals and five assists in all competitions which is more than any other player for the Steelmen.
Nevertheless, Biereth’s form in Scotland has garnered interest from teams in England’s second tier. The Sheffield Star have also reported that Sheffield Wednesday face competition from unnamed Championship sides for the youngster’s signature.
Rohl’s side are sitting in 22nd, four points adrift of safety but are the lowest goalscorers in the Championship this season. Wednesday’s top goalscorer this term is Anthony Musaba with merely five goals, hence why the German coach is looking to add depth and quality to his forward line this month.
Furthermore, Sheffield Wednesday have been linked in the past with Birmingham City striker Scott Hogan but a deal is yet to materialise for the Republic of Ireland international.
The Owls have some difficult fixtures on the horizon, including two games against Coventry City in the league and the FA Cup, followed by a home clash with Watford, before Rohl’s men travel to Huddersfield Town in what could be a huge match in the relegation battle.
Sheffield Wednesday need to add quality to their attack before the winter window slams shut. The Owls are the lowest goalscorers in the Championship, and if this doesn’t improve, Rohl’s side will find it incredibly tough to escape from the relegation zone.
Biereth could be the perfect player to rectify the side’s issues up top as the Dane can both score goals and create chances for teammates which is what Sheffield Wednesday need right now. However, Arsenal may not be keen for him to leave Motherwell just yet given how well he’s doing at the moment.