Sheffield Wednesday transfer news: Sylla Sow's messy Hillsborough departure as he fails to show for medical and joins rival instead

Uncertainty reigns over the future of Sylla Sow, although it seems certain to be away from Sheffield Wednesday.

On Saturday the Owls and De Graafschap both confirmed the 26-year-old forward would be moving between the two clubs for an undisclosed fee. The Dutch club had been quite openly chasing Sow for some weeks.

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Now there are reports in the Netherlands suggesting Sow will instead be joining their second-division rivals Go Ahead Eagles.

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DEPARTING: Sheffield Wednesday striker Sylla SowDEPARTING: Sheffield Wednesday striker Sylla Sow
DEPARTING: Sheffield Wednesday striker Sylla Sow

"We are happy that he has chosen De Graafschap and are doing everything we can to get Sylla eligible to play as soon as possible,” said technical manager Peter Bijvelds on the De Graafschap website this weekend.

Now De Gelderlander newspaper has reported that Sow has left "everyone in astonishment" when the night before his Monday morning medical, he told them he had agreed to join someone else. He is also said to have changed agents in the last few days.

“This hits hard,” said Bijvelds. “We have been working on the transfer of Sow for so long and then this happens. We're screwed, but next time I'll do it the same way. Maybe in a week we'll be glad it turned out like this. You don't want a player like that in your club."

With Sow set to leave one way or another, the Owls are closing in on the season-long loan signing of Nottingham Forest wing-back Alex Mighten.