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Fernando Forestieri next club: Rivals and newly-promoted Premier League clubs to test Owls

Thu, 24 May 2018, 7:54

Fernando Forestieri has been a key cog in the Sheffield Wednesday attack since signing from Watford back in 2015, helping to take the Owls to two play-off finishes in the Championship. However, an injury-hit season meant the Italian / Argentine player missed seven months of the just completed campaign - only featuring 10 times in the league for Wednesday. His return from injury in March saw him score in his first match back, and bag an additional four goals until the last game which dragged Sheffield Wednesday out of relegation trouble - losing just twice in their final eight Championship fixtures.

What Are The Odds looks at the Fernando Forestieri next club odds market - with the player now 28 and with his undoubted quality, will a Premier League move come calling?

Fulham who will be looking to win the play-off final on Saturday evening against Aston Villa for a place in the Premier League are the current favourites to sign Fernando Forestieri, with odds of 4/1 (5.00).

The Cottagers have been on-fire since the signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic on-loan from Newcastle in January, but whether they can hold on to him for next season is in-doubt. Forestieri’s performances and eye for goal would surely be an asset for Fulham in whatever league they play in next season.

Fulham’s opponents Aston Villa could see their odds shortened significantly from 12/1 (13.0) if they are to triumph in Saturday’s play-off final. Manager Steve Bruce’s eye for signing experience would see a move for Fernando Forestieri making complete sense.

Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers are joint-priced at 12/1 (13.0) to be Fernando Forestieri’s next club this summer. Whether or not Wolves will have space for Forestieri in their attack is up for debate, with the club likely targeting big European names under their linked agent Jorge Mendes. Cardiff on the other hand would be a club where you could see Forestieri getting plenty of game-time in helping the Bluebirds stay in the Premier League under manager Neil Warnock.

Interestingly Birmingham City, under Garry Monk’s leadership, are priced at 6/1 (7.00), a move that would sound a touch unlikely considering the Midlands club recent poor seasons fighting off relegation. However, if there’s investment in the squad this season under Monk then a somewhat sideways move to the second city club could be on the cards.

Leeds United, Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest and Derby are all in the market with BetVictor at 8/1 (9.00).

Probability of Fernando Forestieri's next club

Next Club Fernando Forestieri Transfer Odds Probability
Fulham   4/1 20.00%
Birmingham   6/1 14.29%
Nottingham Forest   8/1 11.11%
Middlesbrough   8/1 11.11%
Leeds   8/1 11.11%

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