Sunderland fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are fearing another difficult season after Saturday’s dismal 4-2 defeat at Leicester City, but reports from the Sunderland Echo have claimed Dick Advocaat could be about to complete something of a transfer coup.
The Black Cats are ready to step up their attempts to sign Adnan Januzaj on loan for the remainder of the season, with the Belgian having fallen further down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
Louis van Gaal has strengthened his midfield options with the summer signings of Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Memphis Depay already this summer, and the Dutchman is expected to add further attacking reinforcements before the close of the window.
The Red Devils are the favourites to land Barcelona star Pedro, and should the move go through as expected it would free up Januzaj to move to Wearside for the remainder of the season.
Advocaat is keen to add the highly rated youngster to his ranks, with Sunderland having produced a dismal opening day performance at the King Power Stadium.
A small group of Sunderland fans here in the Tavern admit they would love to see the young Belgian starlet plying his trade at The Stadium Of Light, and are hoping Advocaat can lure him to the club this summer!