Sunderland have been hard pushed to find a striker this summer and the club are running out of time to sign one.
With the season opener around the corner, all Sunderland have up front as it stands is academy graduate Josh Maja. The 19-year-old striker scored one goal in 17 championships last season and surely can’t be the club’s lone striker come the opening day of the season.
Having lost out on Mohamed Eisa and a deal for Charlie Wyke stalling, Sunderland must look elsewhere and according to the Sunderland Echo, the Black Cats are now targeting a move for Brighton striker Sam Baldock.
The Premier League striker is now the next name on Sunderland’s list and according to the report, the club is willing to pay £1 million for the forward who is valued at £2.7 million by Transfermarkt.
An experienced League One striker, Baldock might just fit the bill for Jack Ross. Since the striker joined Brighton, he has found it hard to score goals, 11 being his highest tally.
Last season, a calf injury ruled him out for the first few weeks of Brighton’s first taste of the Premier League and since then he struggled to get a game, only managing five appearances in the league and cup.
With his drop in form and him seemingly surplus to requirements, Brighton may just allow Baldock to leave the club.
If Jack Ross can get the striker anywhere close to the form that saw him scored 24 goals for Coventry, he may have finally found a striker for the club.