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Shrewd move: George Evans is a great replacement for Lee Cattermole

Shrewd move: George Evans is a great replacement for Lee Cattermole

Sunderland have been quick to get in some additions to the squad this summer as they look to gain promotion to the Championship next season. 

The Black Cats must do something to stop their relegation slump and new boss Jack Ross will have a tough job on his hands next year. With a raft of players leaving the club such as Joel Asoro, Lamine Kone and also apparently Lee Cattermole, Ross needs to add some quality to his squad.

With long-time Sunderland man, Lee Cattermole likely to leave the club this summer, that leaves Ross with few options in his midfield. Due to that, the Black Cats are apparently close to bringing in Reading midfielder, George Evans according to the Reading Chronicle.

The Breakdown

According to the report, the Royals have accepted a £250,000 bid from Sunderland. The midfielder who can also play as a defender only has one year left on his contract and is seemingly available for a cheap fee.

Suffering an injury early on last season, Evans became a bit-part player for the Royals and only made 23 appearances in the Championship. Furthermore, the midfielder doesn’t seem to be in Paul Clement’s plans for the upcoming season as he was left on the bench for Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Besiktas.

With numbers short in midfield, Sunderland need as many players in as they can and Evans would be a great start. With the futures of Ndong and Cattermole seemingly looking bleak on Wearside, the club need to do all they can to bring in a replacement.

Thoughts Sunderland fans?  

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