According to the Reading Chronicle, Sunderland are keen to sign Reading striker Marc McNulty on loan for the remainder of the season.
McNulty has apparently been made available in this transfer window by Royals boss Jose Gomes, along with David Meyler and Vito Mannone.
McNulty only joined the Championship outfit from Coventry City last summer, but has so far failed to make an impact at the Madejski Stadium. His return of just one goal from 13 league outings has certainly left many disappointed with the 26-year-old, who has apparently now been deemed surplus to requirements.
A drop down to League One could be exactly what McNulty needs to rediscover his best form and get his career back on track.
The Black Cats are currently in the thick of a title fight in League One. They shall certainly be hoping to secure promotion back to the Championship this term, even if they do fall short of the title.
McNulty’s goals, if he can get back to his best under Jack Ross, would go a long way towards helping Sunderland achieve the promotion they’re after.
Josh Maja is currently the primary source of goals at the Stadium of Light, but he needs more support in that department. McNulty could share that burden and help fire Sunderland back into the second tier.
If Ross could land the Reading outcast on loan until the end of the campaign then that would be an excellent bit of business.