Sunderland have been busy working hard this summer in the transfer window as they look to escape League One football at the first time of asking.
The Black Cats were abysmal in the Championship last season as they continued to follow on from the form that saw them lose their place in the Premier League.
However, things may be about to change for the Stadium of Light outfit as they have a new owner and a new manager who has been working tirelessly to make the improvements necessary to his squad.
Jack Ross, who arrived from St. Mirren has brought in a number of recruits already, however, it is thought that he is still on the lookout for another striker and may have found his next target.
According to a report by Sky Sports, Sunderland are interested in Forest Green Rovers attacker Christian Doidge. The forward, who has also been attracting interest from Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen, is thought to be on Ross’ list as a possible alternative to Bradford City’s Charlie Wyke after he suffered an injury in a recent friendly with Sheffield United.
Doidge could be an excellent signing for Sunderland, however, it could also be considered a piece of risky business.
Ideally, the Black Cats would prefer to have a striker that knows the division well and would thrive, however, the 25-year-old shone in League Two last season and would feel confident that he can make the step up a level.
Valued at around £750,000, he would not be a cheap buy, however, if Sunderland do fail in their pursuit for Wyke, Doidge could become a bargain by the end of the season if they win promotion back to the Championship.
Sunderland fans – thoughts?