Danny could be the boy for Hillsborough, although Owls must pay to sign him

Dagenham & Redbridge v Sheffield Wednesday.....GOAL...Daggers Danny green hits home the equalising goal from the penalty spot beating Richard O'Donnell
Dagenham & Redbridge v Sheffield Wednesday.....GOAL...Daggers Danny green hits home the equalising goal from the penalty spot beating Richard O'Donnell

SHEFFIELD Wednesday have been linked with Dagenham and Redbridge right winger Danny Green.

SHEFFIELD Wednesday have been linked with Dagenham and Redbridge right winger Danny Green.

There is speculation that several clubs are tracking the 22-year-old who is widely regarded as a key man for the Daggers.

The club’s relegation to League Two has revived gossip about Green after his future was the subject of speculation during the January transfer window.

It has now been claimed that the Owls have had a bid for him rejected.

There is no confirmation from Hillsborough but the suggestion that there is interest from that direction seems plausible.

Green was a threat down the right and was Dagenham’s best player in the Owls’ 1-1 draw with them in March.

Gary Megson was complimentary about the winger’s ability.

The Wednesday manager has already said that he will be scanning the market not only to add players but to form contingency plans in case out-of-contract players reject offers, and among those is winger Jermaine Johnson.

Green has two years left on his contract so would cost a fee.

He was signed from Bishop’s Stortford on a free in 2009, and given a new deal a year later.

He has scored some outstanding goals - including one in a 3-2 win against Rotherham in the 2010 League Two play-off final.

That gave him a total of 14 goals in 52 appearances that season, and in the season just ended he notched 13 in 46 League and Cup games.

Green put away the penalty that cost Wednesday victory at Dagenham in March after a controversial handball decision.

He was at Charlton as a schoolboy player and started his pro career at Northampton. He switched to Nottingham Forest and was released by them in 2008 without having played a first-team game.

Former Owls loan striker Luke Varney has said that he would like to stay at Blackpool, where he spent almost the whole of last season on loan from Derby and scored five Premier League goals.

He said: “I spoke to Ian Holloway after the final game against Manchester United and told him that if there was ever an opportunity to come back, I’d snap his hand off.

“Even if there was a case of me coming back on loan, I’d definitely embrace that. It is a place I know and if two clubs came in for me and a decision had to be made, I’d choose Blackpool straightaway.”

He had three loan spells with Wednesday and finished the 2009-10 season with them.