Fleetwood Town have reportedly made an ‘offer’ to sign Jack Diamond on loan from Sunderland.
The Lowdown: Interest registered
It was recently reported that Fleetwood have officially registered their interest in Diamond, and the winger is a ‘top target’ for the League One club.
He has not featured for Alex Neil’s team so far this season, and was shipped off on loan to Harrogate Town in the last campaign after making just five appearances for the Wearsiders (Transfermarkt), so it seems as if his long-term future is away from the Stadium of Light.
The Latest: Offer made, Neil gives green light
Taking to Twitter, journalist Scott Wilson has revealed that Fleetwood have now made a ‘loan offer’ for Diamond, with the Black Cats wanting him to play in League One rather than return to Harrogate in League Two:
“Fleetwood make loan offer for Jack Diamond – with #SAFC wanting the forward to play in League One rather than return to Harrogate in League Two.”
Expanding in his article for The Northern Echo, Wilson added that Neil is ‘ready to sanction’ Diamond’s departure, and the ball is now in his court over whether he would be willing to move.
The Verdict: Right call
Given his lack of game time, it is certainly the right call to let Diamond leave on loan.
Should Sunderland keep Diamond?
At 22 years of age, the Englishman needs to be playing regular football, which he should be able to get playing in a division below the Championship.
However, Neil has claimed that Diamond will be involved in their cup game at Sheffield Wednesday tonight, so maybe the winger can change his mind with regards to keeping him in the squad.
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