Kevin Phillips has urged Sunderland to sign on-loan ace Dion Sanderson on a permanent deal this summer.
Phillips urges Sunderland to sign Sanderson
The centre-back made the move to the Stadium of Light on a temporary basis from Wolverhampton Wanderers at the start of this season.
It has recently been revealed that the Black Cats have entered talks over a permanent deal for the 21-year-old (Daily Mail), and Phillips believes his capture should be a priority for Sunderland. He told Football Insider:
“I would get a permanent deal done for Sanderson as soon as possible. I think it will be a priority.
“He looks like he really enjoys being at the football club. In the final the other week you could hear him and a few of the other lads cheering on Sunderland so it looks like he loves the club.
“On the pitch, he has been amazing so I would definitely be looking to tie him down to the club permanently.”
One for the future
The 1.88m (6 foot 3) defender has grown into an important member of Lee Johnson’s squad as this season has progressed. He started just one of the first 17 League One matches of the campaign, but has been named in the starting XI for the last 11 (Transfermarkt). During that run, the Wearside outfit have not lost even once and have conceded on just four occasions.
Should Sunderland sign Sanderson permanently?
At just 21 years of age, Sanderson clearly has a big future ahead of him, and may well relish playing in the Championship if Sunderland are able to earn promotion. For the reported £2m Wolves are said to be seeking, he could be an absolute bargain signing, so Phillips is right to implore the Black Cats to land him on a permanent basis.
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