Sheffield Wednesday are considering a move for Tolaji Bola, according to a report, after his loan spell in League One last season.

Tolaji Bola (Photo via Instagram / TolajiBola)
Tolaji Bola (Photo via Instagram / TolajiBola)

Sheffield outlet The Star report that Sheffield Wednesday are considering a move for Tolaji Bola, with left-back high up on their list of priorities this summer.

Bola isn’t their only option, with Renedi Masampu on trial with the club at the moment. But the Arsenal man is also clearly on their list and reportedly may be open to “another stint” in England’s third tier.

The implication there is that the move would be another loan, but it’s not explicitly stated anywhere in the piece whether or not it could be a permanent deal.

Bola signed his first professional contract with Arsenal in 2016, which he then extended in 2018. So, though there’s little publicly available information about the length of his contract, it’s likely he only has a year or two left on it.

The 22-year-old began last season on loan with Rochdale, making 12 appearances before the end of 2020. But Arsenal recalled him after he fell out of favour, and he ended the season playing for the u23s.

I think a permanent move is the best thing for him, even if that means cancelling his contract or agreeing a loan with an obligation to buy. Arsenal have never shown a willingness to integrate him into the first team, so they need to make a decisive step now.