According to Sky Sports, Peterborough United have made an offer for Bradford City striker Charlie Wyke.
Wyke was prolific in League One last season for Bradford, but could now be available at a cut price fee of £500k – which Posh have reportedly already offered – due to the fact the 25-year-old is entering the final year of his contract with Bradford.
Wyke has been a long-term target for the Black Cats, who should now be doing all they can to steal in ahead of Peterborough for the striker’s signature.
The signing of a new striker must be pretty high up on new Sunderland boss Jack Ross’ agenda. With Joel Asoro set for a move to Swansea (BBC), that leaves 19-year-old Josh Maja as the only recognised first team striker at the Stadium of Light.
If Sunderland are to make an immediate return to the second tier, then this squad needs injecting with goals, which is exactly what Wyke would provide.
If the man who scored 15 goals and made 8 assists in League One last season can be got for a figure in the region of £500k, then that is an opportunity Ross can’t afford to miss. To be able to make such a big signing for such a small fee would be a great start to what is a huge rebuilding job facing the Scottish boss this summer.