After two relegation campaigns, Sunderland need to make some key signings to stop their slump down the leagues.
The Black Cats may finally be on the right track with the arrival of their new boss and owner. The former St Mirren boss Jack Ross has been quick to add six players to his squad but could well be after a lot more.
The Stadium of Light has become a place of anguish for the fans over the last few years but with a few shrewd pieces of business, the Black Cats might well have some light on the horizon.
According to Sky Sports, Sunderland are close to agreeing a fee for the Reading midfielder, George Evans.
According to the report, the two clubs are close to agreeing a fee for the former England under-19 international.
The midfielder had spent three seasons on loan while at Manchester City’s academy. The midfielder made his move to Reading two seasons ago and became a mainstay in the team, making 34 appearances for the Royals in his first season.
Last season he struggled to get into the first-team and with only 12 months left on his contract, a cheap deal may well be on the cards for the midfielder. With Didier Ndong likely to leave the club this summer and Lee Cattermole on the downward slope of his career, a move for a young defensive midfielder could be a shrewd bit of business for the Black Cats.
So Sunderland fans, what do you think about this transfer?