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Sheffield Wednesday boss Danny Rohl names three players he would love to sign

Sheffield Wednesday are quickly making plans for the upcoming summer transfer window.

Sheffield Wednesday can finally begin their summer preparations after avoiding the drop, completing their great escape into the Championship after beating Sunderland 2-0 on the final day.

The Owls finish the campaign 20th in the table and can finally start to build something under Danny Rohl after a few years of beautifying, sacking managers and so on.

And Rohl spoke to the media in his native Germany this week. He discussed the season, managing in England and the Sheffield Wednesday fans he adores.

Rohl also discussed some of his favorite players from his days with Red Bull Leipzig and three he would love to have playing under his watch one day.

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Danny Rohl names three players he’d like to sign

Speaking to RBlive, Rohl was asked if he could hypothetically sign three players from his former club Red Bull Leipzig, who they would be.

He answered:

“Lois Openda, Dani Olmo and Willi Orban.”

Openda is a 16-capped Belgium international, Olmo has 33 caps for Spain and eight goals, while Orban has 43 caps for Hungary and all three are still at Leipzig.

While all three are international superstars and likely well beyond Sheffield Wednesday’s reach, it does suggest one thing.

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The Danny Rohl factor at Sheffield Wednesday

Wednesday welcomed former Germany international Nico Schulz earlier in the season, who has been training with the Owls’ first team while he was without a club.

Rohl later confirmed that Sheffield Wednesday would not sign the left-back, although he suggested that Rohl could have a very attractive force in the transfer market, particularly with footballers from or currently playing in Germany.

His list of contacts after working with Red Bull Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Southampton and the German national team will probably come in handy at some point in his coaching career; maybe right now at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls have a team to rebuild again this summer, but Rohl will be hoping to rebuild it for the long haul.

He knows top quality players at top quality teams like Openda, Olmo and Orban and may be able to raid some of his former clubs for loan signings this summer with money likely to be raised again for Owls.

Either way, it looks set to be a very intriguing and potentially promising summer for Sheffield Wednesday.

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