Sunderland journalist and podcaster Philip West has been left bemoaning some transfer news that he has now heard from Sky Sports.
The Lowdown: Interest
Preston North End are also thought to have shown an ‘interest’ in his signature, but it looks as if it is going to be between the other two clubs.
The Latest: West reacts
Taking to Twitter, West bemoaned the transfer news after hearing it, claiming that it would ‘be a real shame’ if Gooch were to move on from the Black Cats this summer:
“I think it would be a real shame to see Lynden Gooch move on this summer. He’s the ultimate team player, Alex Neil seems to value his versatility & work rate, and we all saw how much the Wembley victory meant to him, as well. Keep him if possible, for me.”
The Verdict: Keep
Given interest from a number of their Championship rivals, Neil’s side need to give Gooch a new deal and keep him at all costs.
Should Sunderland start Gooch?
Nonetheless, there is still time for the club to sort out a new contract, which in turn would also protect his market value should they wish to sell Gooch later on in his career.
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