Swansea City midfielder George Byers is a target for Sheffield Wednesday who were relegated to League One from the English Championship at the end of last season. Both Welsh team Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday were in the Championship until last season when the latter suffered demotion to League One on the final day of the season.
The interest of the Owls in Swansea City midfielder Byers was confirmed by journalist Alan Nixon who writes for The Sun Newspapers. Sheffield Wednesday are looking for players good enough to bring them back to the English Championship at the end of the incoming season and Swansea City star Byers has been identified for that job. The Owls are interested in the Scotland player who has one year to run on his existing contract at the Liberty Stadium.
English Championship team Swansea City won’t mind selling Byers this summer after he made just four starts in the league under manager Simon Cooper who has since left the club this week. Welshman Cooper left his role as the Swansea City manager by mutual consent on Wednesday.
The interest of Sheffield Wednesday in Byers has been established but his weekly salary could be the stumbling block to a deal. Sheffield Wednesday are working on a tight budget in their quest to get back to playing Championship football and might not be able to meet the midfielder’s wages. To this effect, Byers might need to take a pay cut in addition to dropping down to League One to sign for the Owls.
Swansea City have a decision to make on the player if they don’t want to lose him for free next summer.