USA striker Duncan McGuire in talks with Sheffield Wednesday over deadline day move from Orlando City… after his switch to Blackburn fell through while he was MID-FLIGHT to England

1 February 2024 0 By Total Football News
  • Blackburn pulled out of the deal while the striker was en route to England 
  • MailSport understands McGuire will now look to move to Sheffield Wednesday 
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In a shocking turn of events, American striker Duncan McGuire saw his deadline-day move to Blackburn Rovers collapse while he was in-flight to England and will now look to complete a move to another Championship club.

Tuesday morning, Blackburn notified Orlando that they would be making a move for the one-year-pro who just made his debut for the US men's national team and gave them the go-ahead to put McGuire on a plane. But during the flight, Blackburn pulled out of the deal.

MailSport understands that McGuire is now expected to try to negotiate a deal with Sheffield Wednesday - who were keen to sign him before Blackburn made their offer.

Blackburn initially agreed to a deal for the striker with an up-front price believed to be around $4million with options increasing the price tag to $6m after add-ons

It's believed that Blackburn's board pulled out of the deal due to financial constraints.

USA striker Duncan McGuire saw a move to Blackburn Rovers fall apart mid-flight to England

USA striker Duncan McGuire saw a move to Blackburn Rovers fall apart mid-flight to England

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MailSport understands that with the Blackburn deal off, Sheffield Wednesday could be set to make a move for the 22-year-old - with the club having previously shown interest in him

In his first professional season, McGuire scored 15 goals in 37 appearances for Orlando City

In his first professional season, McGuire scored 15 goals in 37 appearances for Orlando City

McGuire has only played one professional season with the Major League Soccer club, but he's made a significant impact.

He played four years of college soccer at Creighton University in Nebraska - bagging 28 goals in 55 appearances. 

But in his first year as a pro, McGuire scored a total of 15 goals in 37 matches - including 13 goals in 29 league games.

McGuire just made his debut for the USMNT in January in a 1-0 loss to Slovenia. He's expected to be a part of the United States' Olympic team playing in Paris this summer.

Sheffield Wednesday currently sit in the relegation zone in the EFL Championship in 23rd with 23 points to their name having won six matches, drawn five, and lost 18. 


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