The future of Sunderland Football Club looks very bleak at the moment, with the former Premier League side rooted to the bottom of the Championship table.
New boss Chris Coleman has so far failed to drag the Black Cats away from trouble, but just three points from safety, the former Wales boss will retain belief that his side can escape the bottom three this semester. Fans here in The Transfer Tavern will remain hopeful until the very end, and today received a welcome boost, with The Daily Mail reporting that the club are looking to sign Manchester City youngster Lukas Nmecha on loan this month.
The 19-year-old forward has performed well in the reserve side at The Etihad Stadium this season, and made his City debut under Pep Guardiola last month in the Carabao Cup win at Leicester City. Nmecha was part of the England U19 side that tasted success last summer in the European Championships, with Coleman identifying the player as the man to drag Sunderland away from their tricky predicament.
Landlord’s Verdict: Nmecha is a promising young player with bags of potential, and could begin to find his feet at The Stadium of Light after being largely restricted to the reserve side at his parent club.
A natural goalscorer, the player is exactly what Coleman needs this month following the departure of top scorer Lewis Grabban earlier in the month, and Nmecha has the potential to have a similar impact Tammy Abraham had at Bristol City last season.
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