Kevin Phillips has said that he is worried about Sunderland losing Charlie Wyke after it was revealed that CSKA Moscow have been scouting the striker.
Phillips makes Wyke claim
“It’s a double-edged sword.
“The more he scores the more people will want him at the end of the day.
“If Sunderland don’t go up, there will be teams sniffing around – 100 per cent. I imagine he will score at least 30 this season and when you are posting numbers like that , naturally, someone is going to be sniffing around.
“Could he help a team get out of the Championship? He is a player on the tip of everyone’s tongue.
“If a club is looking for a striker of his mould, there is not many better in the Championship or League One.”
Wyke has been in terrific from from a goalscoring point of view for the Black Cats this season. In 47 games in all competitions, he has 27 goals to his name (Transfermarkt), while only Clarke-Harris has scored more in League One than the 28-year-old this term (BBC).
After Wyke, Sunderland’s next highest scorer in 2020/21 is Chris Maguire, whose seven-goal haul is just over 25% of what the CSKA Moscow transfer target has racked up.
Should Sunderland sell Wyke?
However, some Sunderland fans have still expressed disappointment with his displays – they may not be too unhappy if he were to depart. Given they are playing in the third tier of English football, and that there are a number of clubs above them who would be eager to sign a player who has proven he can find the net on a regular basis, it promises to be an interesting summer regarding Wyke’s future.
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