Of course, Steve Bruce has considerably greater funds at his disposal than David Moyes, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that most of Bent’s transfer fee would go on the recruitment of a replacement striker. Well, the German media are suggesting Bruce will be somewhat more conservative in spending the cash… at least to begin with.
“Kicker” sports website reports that 23-year-old Bradley may well be on his way to England, with his club willing to let him leave having already found his replacement; fellow defensive midfielder, Roman Neustädter. Manager Max Eberl has stated that “as yet, no offer has been made”, however the club would accept any offers upwards of £2.5m.
Steve Bruce is apparently keen to bolster his midfield in order to secure European qualification, and with Lee Cattermole injured and also linked with a move to Premiership rivals Liverpool, a move for Bradley may, in fact, be just as important for the Sunderland boss as finding a new striker.
However, David Moyes is still very much in the running for Bradley’s signature, and may be quietly confident of former player, Landon Donovan, putting in the good word for Everton with his international teammate.
Incidentally, if you were wondering: yes, his Dad is the current USA manager, Bob Bradley.
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