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Sunderland: Chris Maguire discusses Black Cats’ summer transfer plans

Sunderland: Chris Maguire discusses Black Cats’ summer transfer plans - Sunderland News

Sunderland attacker Chris Maguire has discussed the club’s potential summer transfer plans as the new 2020/2021 season now edges closer.

The recent failings of Sunderland have seen the club hit a new low having missed out on the chance to gain promotion from League One to the Championship for a second consecutive season.

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Current boss Phil Parkinson will have his work cut out to turn things around ahead of the new season but the continuing uncertainty of who will own the club moving forward may cause problems.

Maguire, who was arguably the best performer for the Wearside club last term, netting 10 goals in League One, has now discussed the summer transfer window and the areas in which he thinks Parkinson needs to address.

Speaking to official club podcast, #SAFCUnfiltered, as quoted by Sunderland Echo, Maguire said:

“Looking at it just now, the squad is a little bit bare in certain positions.

“We do need a few players in, we’ve got a few of the young lads up training with us at the minute. There’s certain positions where we need to bring players in and that can only help.

“What’s going on with the salary cap means it’s difficult. And listen, we’ve got good players in the squad and we’d back ourselves.

“But we know, third season in League One, this is the year that we’ve got to get out of it.”

Parkinson has already made some changes to his squad ahead of next term, signing the likes of Bailey Wright and Aiden O’Brien, was also agreeing a contract extension for defender Tom Flanagan.

As Maguire says the salary cap is causing problems but the Scottish attacker does seem to trust the squad Sunderland have at the minute to get themselves out of England’s third tier.

It remains to be seen if Parkinson will sign anyone else between now and the end of the transfer market, but if deals do happen, they may have to be cut-price ones at the very best.

Who do you think Sunderland can sign this summer? Let us know in the comments section below…

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