Steve Bruce is looking to resolve Sunderland’s goalkeeping crisis and is keeping tabs on Belgium Under 21 goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, according to The Sun. Bruce is likely to be shopping for a goalkeeper in the January window with first choice keeper Craig Gordon sidelined until at least February.
Mignolet, 21, currently plays for Sint Truidense in Belguim and has made 71 appearances for the club. The shot stopper is highly rated and has also sparked interest from Dutch outfit FC Twente and it is likely that Bruce will have to battle with the former England manager Steve McLaren for the signature of the young keeper. However, if rumours are to be believed then the youngster favours a move to England and is very keen on the interest shown by Sunderland.
Mignolet stands at 6ft 4 inches and could be a bargain at £2 million. Bruce is expected to keep an eye on the keeper and put his money where his mouth is if the young stopper impresses the former Manchester United man.
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