After suffering another relegation season, Sunderland have hit the refresh button ahead of next season and fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that they have something to cheer about next year.
Sunderland are in dire need of reinforcements as they look to stop their drop down the leagues. Fans will be hoping that new boss, Jack Ross, can add some new faces to the team and his first port of call needs to be at the back. Last season, the Black Cats conceded 80 goals, the second worst in the league. One player who’s been linked with the club and will help at the back is Peterborough United’s Jack Baldwin.
Sunderland may have missed out on their initial target, Lyle Taylor, but according to the Chronicle, Jack Baldwin is available for £250,000 and Sunderland are confident of securing the deal.
The 24-year-old made 43 appearances as he captained Peterborough last season, keeping eight clean sheets as his side finished ninth in League One. Baldwin would add some vital experience of League One for Sunderland. Although Sunderland will have to fight off competition from other teams for Baldwin, it is thought that Sunderland will be able to finalise the Baldwin.
Sunderland have already secured Alim Ozturk but need to continue their spending at the back. With Paddy McNair leaving the club and Lamine Kone unlikely to stay, Sunderland need all the help they can get to fix their leaky defence.
Sunderland need to sort the back-four before anything else and bringing Baldwin in would definitely be a start.
Sunderland – is Baldwin the man to help the club’s defensive woes?