Carlton Palmer thinks Sheffield Wednesday could sign Elliot Anderson

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Pundit and former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer believes Hillsborough could be a possible destination for Newcastle United’s Elliot Anderson next season.

The detail: previous interest

The Owls appeared to have their eye on Anderson earlier in the year during the January transfer window, with reports suggesting the club were interested in a loan deal for the 20-year-old, who contributed to 13 goals in 21 appearances. in League Two on loan at Bristol Rovers last season.

As we know, a move for Anderson failed to materialise, with the midfielder remaining at St. James’ Park under Eddie Howe, but it looks like a loan move could be on the cards ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.

The latest: Palmer’s comments

Palmer, who contributes to the BBC, spoke to Football League World about Anderson, describing his performance against Nottingham Forest as “brilliant”. The Pundit then named Sheffield Wednesday as a potential midfielder destination next season, calling him a “very, very talented young player”.

“Elliot Anderson was brilliant for Newcastle the other night (against Nottingham Forest). He is a very, very talented young player, but all the noise coming out of Newcastle is that he could be loaned out to a Championship club, but it will be a Championship club that plays football the right way.

“So yeah, I think Sheffield Wednesday would be in the frame to get it and would be a very, very good acquisition should they secure promotion.”

The Verdict: Wednesday to profit?

A loan move to the second tier could be extremely beneficial for Anderson after playing just 179 minutes of Premier League action in 12 appearances. He drew attention ahead of the international break against Nottingham Forest, with Kieran Trippier hailing his performance from the bench.

“He is a young boy, with a lot of potential and I mean it. He really he’s crazy how good he is. He just has to be patient. Keep working hard like he has been doing. It was amazing when he came in (at Forest). He has a great future ahead of him, like I said, he just has to continue to be patient.”

He appears to be a star in the making, so Darren Moore’s side could benefit from having him on their return to the Championship, should they cross the line and exit League One in the coming months.

The Owls have only one outright attacking midfielder on the books in Josh Windass, so Anderson could be a shrewd signing to add strength in depth, although the club may face a lot of interest from potential second-tier rivals.


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