Sunderland could still make another addition to their side this summer, despite the transfer window being closed until January.
According to a report in the Newcastle Chronicle, Jack Ross had been impressed with the performance of Gael Andonian during his trial with the Black Cats when their developmental side met with West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League 2 on Monday night.
The manager admitted that he had liked what he had seen from the 23-year-old on the night and revealed that he would like to have another look at the left-sided centre-back.
“He did fine and hopefully we can have another look at him and take it from there,” he told the Newcastle Chronicle.
“He trained well with us but he had only one day training with the U23s before playing in what is a different type of game again.”
Andonian, who has featured 23 times for Armenia, had been released by Olympique de Marseille earlier in the summer, however, he would still be allowed to be signed as he was a free agent before the end of the transfer window.
With Ross wanting to take another look at the player, it appears the 23-year-old must have shown something that the manager liked.
The defender would be a good signing for the Black Cats to make this summer, despite not really needing many more central defenders in their side after a heavy recruitment drive this summer.
However, with Andonian being able to play on the left-hand side of the defence, that could go in his favour as the Stadium of Light outfit do lack options in that area of the pitch.
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