Leicester City striker Josh Eppiah would complement Charlie Wyke up front at Sunderland if the latter stays at The Stadium of Light, The Transfer Tavern has been told.
Eppiah has been on loan at Belgian top-flight side OH Leuven, where he has impressed, according to TT‘s EFL spy.
As for Wyke, he was in truly prolific form for Sunderland, hitting 26 goals in 45 appearances in League One.
In the end, though, it was not enough, with the Black Cats missing out on promotion. Manager Lee Johnson will now be keen to bolster his squad so they can go that one step further next year, and our EFL insider has since recommended Eppiah, suggesting he could be the perfect partner for someone like Wyke, who could still move onto pastures new with his contract due to expire in a week.
“Josh Eppiah would excite with his pace and power, working hard off Wyke,” TT‘s EFL spy said. “His work rate this season got him regularly off the bench for a top side in Belgium, so he’s capable of playing higher.
“But playing at Sunderland week in, week out will always impress players enough to want to drop down and play men’s football.”
Sunderland, however, face a real battle to keep Wyke as his contract, which expires at the end of the month, continues to run down.
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