League One

Donald must go all out to sign Marquis in summer

Donald must go all out to sign Marquis in summer

Sunderland dropped another two points last night as they failed to get the better of Accrington Stanley at the Stadium of Light, which has damaged their automatic promotion hopes.

The Blacks Cats are seriously struggling to grind out positive results on consistent basis as they’ve drawn six of their last seven games in League One, which is quite astonishing.

So, with things not going perfectly at this moment in time, perhaps the Wearside club will already have one eye on the summer transfer window. Indeed, the Black Cats managed to secure the services of Will Grigg last month but that hasn’t exactly worked out so far, so they may need to invest in another striker.

Interestingly, Doncaster Rovers’ John Marquis was on Sunderland’s radar last month as the Black Cats reportedly had two bids, worth £1.25 million and £2 million, rejected for the forward.

But, the League One star hasn’t ruled out a summer move away from the Keepmoat Stadium, as he said this when speaking to the Doncaster Free Press (via Sunderland Echo):

“The summer is a different time, things may change,”

“The club’s view on it may be different then. My contract will be going into my last year and the club’s approach may be different.

“I’ve always said I want to play as high as possible, I want to challenge myself and I want to improve.

“In the summer it may be a different story.”

The Stadium of Light could soon be rocking if Marquis makes his way to Wearside in the summer, as he has the ability to score the goals that can take the club places. Marquis has been in sublime form this season, having produced 22 goals in 38 appearances. And, he’s still fairly young at 26 years of age, with his best years still to come.

A summer deal for Marquis has to be Stewart Donald and Sunderland’s priority with Josh Maja now plying his trade in France and Will Grigg struggling at this moment in time.

Sunderland fans – thoughts?

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