The Millwall striker is reportedly the subject of a £2m offer from Sheffield United, but should Sheffield Wednesday make a move?
If Jamie Vardy was something of a late-bloomer, arriving at the top of his game after bouncing around the semi-professional tiers, spare a thought for Lee Gregory, the The Sun reports.
At 28, the fleet-footed striker has only been plying his trade in the Football League since 2014 when Millwall took a chance and offered the Halifax Town striker an opportunity to follow Vardy, Andre Gray and co from the parks and the tin sheds to the relative luxury of English football’s third tier.
And it has proved a gamble worth taking. Gregory’s 51 goals in 129 games in Millwall colours is an impressive tally, one that The Sun claim has caught the eye of League One’s runaway leaders Sheffield United.
A £2 million bid could be enough to tempt The Lions into a sale though The Blades surely cannot expect to dot the Is without at least some form of opposition.
“How he’s still at this level (League One) is beyond me,” Millwall winger Jed Wallace told London News Online following his teammate’s brace against MK Dons last Saturday.
“For a Sheffield Wednesday, or a decent Championship side chasing promotion, he’ll get you 20 goals.”
Whether somewhat biased claims from a team-mate is enough to tempt Wednesday into a bid is doubtful but the fact that Steven Fletcher remains their top scoring striker on just six doesn’t bode well. Nonetheless, with Jordan Rhodes and Sam Winnall (below) finding their feet after big-money January moves, another striker is not exactly high on the club’s list of priorities.
Although Wolves could do worse than to heed the advice of Walace, their on-loan winger. Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Paul Gladon and Andi Weimann have netted just three goals between them all season and with Helder Costa attracting interest, Wolves may find themselves short of goalscorers next season.
Though they may have to move quickly with Sheffield United, Wednesday’s reviled Steel City neighbours, looking to steal a march.