Championship

28-year-old bargain striker would be ideal signing to help Coleman save Sunderland

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has it all to do if he is to save the Black Cats from consecutive relegations this season, with the club languishing at the foot of the Championship table.

The former Wales job jumped ship from the Welsh national side to take up the job at The Stadium of Light, and will do everything in his power to halt the club’s slide, and ensure they remain a second tier outfit for a second season. Fans here in The Transfer Tavern haven’t had much to cheer about, with many solemn faces in Red and White stripes seen in our humble establishment over the past eighteen months. Optimism was restored through the appointment of Coleman, and many hold a quiet belief that the club can be saved. Our landlord caught up with a couple of fans who had made the trip to The Tavern, with transfer targets the focus of the discussion.

A new striker is essential at the club following the departure of loan man Lewis Grabban, but fans know that Coleman is working with an extremely restricted budget this month.

With that in mind, free agency could be the way forward for the club, and our landlord couldn’t help but suggest having a look at Dutchman, Ruud Boymans. The 28-year-old has been without a club after leaving Al Shabab in 2017, and could offer a completely different option to the Black Cats.

A prolific goalscorer in his homeland with the likes of Willem II and FC Utrecht, the six foot two man could repeat his exploits in the English second tier, and keep Sunderland away from danger this year. Boymans will be desperate to find a new club, and Coleman must move soon to tie the player to the club until the end of the season.

Sunderland fans, let us know your thoughts!

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