Sunderland are on the verge of making a return to the Championship at the first attempt as Jack Ross appears to have brought the fun back to the Stadium of Light.
However, regardless of whether they are in England’s second tier or will have to remain in League One next season, the Black Cats are going to have to make some changes to their squad, including their backline.
And, it appears the Mackems have identified one hot prospect that could be a perfect addition for them in the future.
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According to a report by Football Insider, Sunderland are just one of a number of clubs that are believed to be interested in George Edmundson.
The Oldham Athletic centre-back has been in top form this season for the Latics and has been regarded as one of the most exciting defenders in the Football League and the fact that he was named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year this season just goes as far to echo those beliefs.
Stoke City and Preston North End are also believed to be firmly in the hunt for the 21-year-old.
Edmundson has been impressive for Oldham this season as he has helped the League Two side to a potential mid-table finish after a rather disappointing start to the campaign that saw them staring relegation in the face.
The 21-year-old has been an ever-present for the Latics, having featured in all of their 43 matches so far, having scored twice and provided his team-mates with two further assists.
And, he could be an excellent addition for a club like Sunderland this summer as the Black Cats could do with seriously strengthening their backline.
Ross currently has a number of options available to him at the moment, however, some of those men have failed to live up to expectations at the Stadium of Light.
However, if they are to have any chance of convincing him to join them on Wearside, they may have to win promotion to the Championship this season, something that is still entirely possible automatically.
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