Sheffield Wednesday: No Carlos concern as he waits for Owls arrivals

Carlos Carvalhal
Carlos Carvalhal

Boss Carlos Carvalhal remains confident Sheffield Wednesday will land their top transfer targets this summer.

With less than three weeks to go until the start of the new campaign, the Owls have so far only brought in one new face.

Stiker Steven Fletcher has arrived on a free transfer and is expected to be joined at Hillsborough by Norwich City goalkeeper Jake Kean today.

“I’m sure in the next few days we will improve the team,” Carvalhal said. “We have our targets.

“We know the players that we want. We have people working on them. We want to improve the quality we have.

“I wanted the new players before the start of pre-season but I’m not going to cry about it. We are trying to put our best team out.

“We are trying to enjoy the game and prepare the team for the future.

“With what I have got in my hands, I will do my best for Sheffield Wednesday and to improve the players.”

The Portuguese head coach is open to dipping into the loan market to bolster his squad again. It is something Wednesday used to good effect last year, bringing in Jack Hunt, Daniel Pudil, Alex Lopez and Gary Hooper.

“We are in the market looking for the best options,” said Carvalhal, who hopes Fletcher and Hooper will shake off minor injuries in time to face Portuguese champions Benfica on Wednesday.

Carvalhal says he has no hard feelings over Lewis Price’s decision to join Rotherham United.

“We have no problem with Lewis going,” he said. “We were happy with Lewis but wish him all the best. In the period that he was here, he was a very good professional. Everybody liked him and he did very good work.

“We hope that the goalkeeper who comes in can be better. We are trying to improve the team.”

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