Although under new management and ownership, Sunderland have struggled to sign a striker to help them with their promotion push.
After losing Joel Asoro, Sunderland’s numbers in attack were left solely down to Josh Maja. The youth academy product is the only player on the club’s books capable of playing as an out and out forward.
Jack Ross had been chasing Cheltenham Town’s Mohamed Eisa but lost out to Bristol City. Now, the Sunderland Echo is reporting that the club are hoping to finalise loan deal for Watford’s young forward, Jerome Sinclair.
With the season opener with Charlton not far away, the Black Cats have been frantically searching to bring in some players to Ross’ threadbare squad.
Maja has only scored one goal in 17 games in the Championship so far in his career and is not ready yet to be relied upon to start as the leading striker for a whole season. Although Sinclair may not be the proven goalscorer that the club needs at this point in time, Jack Ross just needs more options up front.
The former Liverpool forward has had a frustrating time since turning professional. Sinclair was highly rated as a youth player but has since struggled to deliver on his potential and has found himself out of the picture at Watford.
In a new league, with different players and a new club, Sinclair may just be looking to find somewhere he can have a fresh start. From Sunderland’s perspective, it’s desperation time and any striker is welcome at this point.
Thoughts Sunderland fans?