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Total Duds: Is this Sunderland midfielder living up to £540k rated price-tag?

Total Duds: Is this Sunderland midfielder living up to £540k rated price-tag? - Sunderland

This article forms part of our Total Duds feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a player has fared since being signed or sold, using statistical figures and statements from pundits to prove how bad a deal the club got.

It is no secret that transfer dealings at the Stadium of Light have been questionable over the last few years, documented via Netflix series Sunderland ’til I Die.

Max Power arrived at Sunderland after winning promotion to the Championship with Wigan Athletic, taking a step down to League One in an attempt to help the Black Cats seal a promotion in the 2018/2019 season. He initially joined on loan in August 2018, before that was made permanent the following January (Northern Echo).

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Playing either on the right hand side of midfield or in the centre of the park, Power has featured in no less than 84 appearances, contributing with four goals in the process.

With the 19/20 season on the verge of either being ended off the pitch with a points-per-game system or on the pitch, if deemed safe to do so, Sunderland fans are facing a third season in England’s third tier and several squad changes could be made to half a potential fourth.

Power’s future could therefore be up for debate and that leaves the question of how much the 26-year-old is valued.

Transfermarkt, who value players based on previous transfer fees, performances and statistical date, have the Birkenhead footballer valued at £540k.

The 10th highest valued player for the Wearside club, Power is behind the likes of Will Grigg, Duncan Watmore and Lynden Gooch.

32 appearances during the league season, Power has been rated by Whoscored.com at a lowly 6.59 out of ten, putting his value at just over half-a-million pound, seemingly overpriced.

It is fair to say that looking further into the midfielder’s statistical data, he isn’t performing to his value along with the likes of Grigg, who has failed to live up to expectations this term.

Would Sunderland be wise to sell this summer? Probably so, as if the club fail to gain promotion next term, the former Wigan man is likely to be valued even less…

Let us know what you think on Power’s transfer value and performances this season?


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