Sunderland will lose goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin on a free transfer this summer and a move to Blackburn Rovers now looks set to be completed.
The Black Cats’ hopes of a return to the Championsip were extinguished this week after League One clubs voted to end the season via a points-per-game system, which saw Phil Parkinson’s team left with a finishing position of eighth.
Approaching the summer transfer window, the Wearside club have a large number of players set to leave on a free transfer and one of those is ‘keeper McLaughlin.
With McLaughlin’s deal soon coming to an end on June 30, Blackburn are growing closer and closer to announcing a deal that will see him step up a division.
The Northern Echo report that 32-year-old stopper could join the Ewood Park club as soon as the transfer window opens and immediately begin preparing for next season.
The Scottish ‘keeper made 32 appearances in the league this term for Sunderland, keeping a respectable 11 clean sheets in the process (as per Transfermarkt).
Sunderland are expected to offer some expiring contracted players a new deal in the coming weeks but it seems McLaughlin is on his way to bigger and better things.
He should prosper from moving up a division to join Blackburn but his exit will likely leave a sour taste for fans of the Black Cats.
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