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Sunderland: Declan John the latest left-back target

Sunderland: Declan John the latest left-back target

Sunderland are set to turn their attention to Swansea City’s Declan John as they look for a new left-back, as per Sky Sports’ North-East of England football reporter Keith Downie.

The Black Cats have already seen a £750,000 bid turned down for Kilmarnock’s Greg Taylor, as they look for an experienced player to provide competition for Denver Hume.

They have also made attempts to sign Sheffield Wednesday’s Morgan Fox, as reported by The Sunderland Echo.

The Welsh international hasn’t appeared for Swansea in the Championship so far this season, having only featured in their Carabao Cup wins against Northampton Town and Cambridge United.

He was given a rating of 7.6 by SofaScore for his performance in the 3-1 victory against Northampton, having made 1 clearance, 1 interception and 1 tackle, as well as 2 key passes and 1 cross.

The 24-year-old then got 7.2 as the Swans thrashed Cambridge 6-0, having made 1 clearance, 1 interception, 1 key pass, 1 cross and having 1 shot on target.

Last season he started seven league games for Swansea, coming off the bench three times, as per WhoScored.

John hasn’t really been tested much this season, as he hasn’t been involved in any truly tough encounters.

Nevertheless, he has shown that he can be a decent back-up option, who can have a balanced game, so it is worth bringing him in as back-up for Hume, though it is hard to see him overtaking Sunderland’s current left-back in the pecking order.

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