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2 potential knock-on effects at Sheffield Wednesday if Owls strike West Brom transfer deal
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Rayhaan Tulloch looks to be a man in-demand this month, with two League One sides chasing a deal for him this window as reported by The Sun journalist Alan Nixon.
The 20-year-old has spent the entirety of his career so far at West Brom, with the exception of a short loan deal at Doncaster. However, the youngster has only ever managed one appearance for the side and even that was a short cameo showing this season.
The player is certainly talented though and it looks like he could be allowed to make a move away this month to secure some more regular first-team football – and both Fleetwood and Sheffield Wednesday are interested in doing business for him according to Alan Nixon.
Tulloch, who can play on either wing or as a ‘second striker,’ could be a good option for the Owls in the second half of the season but if he does end up moving to Hillsborough, what impact could that have on the club?
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1. Saido Berahino might drop down the pecking order
Saido Berahino was signed to help give Sheffield Wednesday some more attacking verve in League One this year but with the amount of wingers and strikers they now have at the club, it’s going to be even more difficult for the former West Brom man to get a game if Tulloch signs.
In the last tie, the striker was forced to sit on the bench and was an unused substitute. If Tulloch then comes into the mix, with the side already having a few forwards to choose from, it might drop him out of the squad entirely.
He’s played 15 times so far this season, so it isn’t like he hasn’t featured or been important to them. Considering his record of just one goal and one assist in the league so far though, he appears to be the most expendable of those currently in the side.
Tulloch is young and exciting and they would be signing him with the intention of using him – so surely it would mean someone like Berahino has to make way for now at least.
2. Even more rotation upfront
Similar to the Berahino point but the amount of forwards and wingers at the club right now means there is a lot for the Owls to choose from – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Lee Gregory is the biggest mainstay but the side also have Sylla Sow, Callum Paterson, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Jack Hunt and even Josh Windass who can all play either on the wing or in attack more centrally. That’s without mentioning Barry Bannan, who can also play just behind the forwards if not in the centre of the field.
Adding Tulloch to the mix would throw another name into the hat and would surely mean a regular rotation of attackers. They can’t be signing him just to have him sit on the bench, so it would likely mean him either partnering Lee Gregory or filling out a position on the wing.
It could even mean a tweak in formation – but will certainly mean that the Owls have a real wealth of forward options at the club.
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