The Northern Echo journalist Scott Wilson has revealed some significant Sunderland transfer news on Jack Rudoni.
The Lowdown: Bid made
Dubbed an ‘excellent‘ player by former AFC Wimbledon manager Mark Robinson, the midfielder enjoyed a standout individual season with the south London club, as he was voted their Player of the Year (POTY).
The Latest: Luton interest
Taking to Twitter in sharing a corresponding report for The Northern Echo, Wilson has revealed that Sunderland are now facing ‘new competition’ from Luton Town to sign Rudoni, adding that it ‘increasingly looks like’ the Black Cats will need to raise their offer to £1m if they want to bring him to Wearside.
The reporter tweeted: “#SAFC facing new competition from Luton Town for Jack Rudoni. They haven’t wanted to go to £1m for the AFC Wimbledon midfielder – but it increasingly looks like they’ll have to if they’re going to get him…”
The Verdict: Get it done
Of course, Sunderland will not want to enter a bidding war with Luton or any other Championship club for Rudoni, but if they can get him for £1m or less, it would represent great business.
The Englishman is only 21 years of age, so his market value is likely to increase over the next few years, leaving the summer as the perfect opportunity to snap him up from AFC Wimbledon after their relegation to League Two.
Should Sunderland sign Rudoni?
His 12 goals and five assists in League One, amounting to 17 goal contributions combined, were more than any Sunderland midfielder managed last term, which suggest that he would instantly improve Alex Neil’s side in the middle of the park.
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