With the League One season up and running, Sunderland fans have had their first taste of what to expect from the promotion hopefuls, and new signings are still on the agenda for Jack Ross’ side.
According to a media report in his native Congo, powerful Aston Villa midfielder Aaron Tshibola is free to leave Villa Park and on the transfer shopping list of Jack Ross’s Sunderland.
— Andy (@SAFCsource) August 6, 2019
Reports have emerged from FootDRC that the Blacks Cats are interested in Aston Villa midfielder Aaron Tshibola, with the Premier League side willing to let the 6’3” midfielder walk from Villa Park for free this summer despite having one year remaining on his contract.
Sunderland have brought in five players in this transfer window (per Transfermarkt), and with the recent links to Tshibola making the rounds, supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the rumour, which many Black Cat fans found confusing.
Here is what some Sunderland fans had to say on Twitter…
Jack Ross says pack the midfield. Literally
— John Ridley (@Ridderz86) August 6, 2019
Unless we’re selling or loaning some of our midfield then we should focus on fullbacks and a winger, we haven’t replaced Morgan yet!
— Adam (@adampallas94) August 6, 2019
Need someone to replace Morgan on the right, Gooch is not the answer
— Michael Anthony (@Michael25939284) August 6, 2019
— Hilton Heslop (@HiltonHeslop) August 6, 2019
Would be a decent signing but how many central midfielders do we need?
— Karl G (@KarlosSAFC1982) August 6, 2019
Surely not another centre mid to add to the ranks?! LB and LM should be the absolute priorities..closely followed by an additional or alternative forward option..come on @stewartdonald3 make it happen.
— Mike Yates (@cobrakaikungfu) August 6, 2019
Aaron Tshibola would be perfect for our midfield yet I don’t think we need him right now unless one shifts…#SAFC
— TheRokerEnd (@TheRokerEnd) August 6, 2019
No need for him, we need a creative midfielder
— darksidemackem (@darksidemackem) August 6, 2019
Sunderland were unable to grab a win on the opening day of the season, drawing at home to Oxford United.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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