Sunderland have been busy trying to bring a striker to the Stadium of Light this winter as they look to maintain their challenge of returning to the Championship.
Jack Ross’ desire to bring a new forward to The Black Cats this January will have intensified even further with the departure of Josh Maja.
The 20-year-old, who had been crucial to where Sunderland currently find themselves positioned within League One this season, hit 15 goals in his 24 appearances in England’s third tier and landed him a move to Girondins de Bordeaux in the French top-flight.
Although a number of players have scored for the club this season, the forwards have struggled to find the back of the net, with just Charlie Wyke and Jerome Sinclair having recorded two efforts each – with the latter having returned to Watford.
Ross has been linked with a number of names throughout the January window as he looks to replace Maja, however, one name must surely stand out as one that would be ideal.
Kieffer Moore has been speculated to have been of interest to Sunderland in their search of a striker during the current transfer window.
The Barnsley man has been in fine form for the League One outfit this season and has also hit 15 goals in his 26 appearances for The Tykes, as they look to challenge for an automatic promotion spot themselves.
The Oakwell outfit find themselves on the cusp of the top two and the 26-year-old has been vitally important in helping them achieve their current position.
However, The Daily Mail are claiming that Barnsley have slapped a £4million price tag on their star to try and ward off the interest from Sunderland.
Although that fee appears to be a little too high for the Black Cats to consider at the moment, it could be argued that it may be a small price to pay to ensure that they are playing Championship football next season.
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