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Sunderland must sign Wyke after missing out on Eisa

Sunderland must sign Wyke after missing out on Eisa

There’s not long left in the transfer market and the Sunderland are still in need of a quite a few signings. 

Former St Mirren boss Jack Ross has got much to work with as it stands. He has lost Joel Asoro, Wahbi Khazri, Paddy McNair and will likely lose Lamine Kone before the end of the transfer window. Even if the club had kept those players, the Black Cats needed some serious help and now their predicament is even worse.

Up front, Ross has no real nailed down striker, with youth academy prospect, Josh Maja the only out and forward the club has. Cheltenham Town’s hotshot, Mohamed Eisa had been linked with a move to the club but according to The Northern Echo, he will now join Bristol City while Sunderland have turned their attention to Bradford City striker, Charlie Wyke.

The Breakdown

The Bradford City striker scored 15 goals in 40 appearances for in League One while also racking up eight assists.

While his goalscoring record may not be a patch on primary target, Mohamed Eisa’s, Sunderland need a forward desperately.

What may hold this deal up is that the fact Wyke picked up a knee injury eight minutes into Bradford’s friendly against Sheffield United last week. The striker will miss around four months but that shouldn’t put the Black Cats off from signing the forward.

For a fee of £1 million, Sunderland could finally land the striker they need and with the window coming to a close, they need to finalise this deal quickly.

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