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Sunderland chasing Ricky Holmes as player available for loan

Sunderland chasing Ricky Holmes as player available for loan

Sunderland are looking to rebuild ahead of the upcoming League One season as they look to bounce back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

The Black Cats have had an abysmal number of years recently, however, with new ownership and a new manager at the helm, there will be some optimism at the Stadium of Light heading into the new campaign.

Jack Ross has been busy looking for new targets, as well as looking at who he can offload from his huge wage bill, and it appears he has found another man that he feels could help them head back into England’s second-tier.

According to a report by HITC Sport, Sunderland are interested in Sheffield United’s Ricky Holmes. The Black Cats are thought to have competition for the player, with Oxford United also thought to hold an interest in them.

The 31-year-old is thought to be available this summer on loan, despite moving to Bramall Lane from Charlton Athletic in January, as he has found playing time in Chris Wilder’s squad difficult to come by.

The Verdict:

The winger is a proven attacker at the League One level and would be a smart acquisition for Sunderland to make.

The Black Cats are keen on bolstering their attacking line this summer and Holmes has a record that speaks for itself in the division. During his time at Charlton, he scored 19 times in 58 appearances.

The 31-year-old is also fairly versatile, as he is able to play as a striker as well as a winger, which could make him even more appealing to Sunderland.

Sunderland fans – thoughts?

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