Sunderland’s interest in Sydney FC’s Adam Le Fondre is continuing to heighten as a number of English Football League sides join with interest in the striker.
Black Cats boss Phil Parkinson faces a summer of change at the club as he looks to build a side capable of bouncing back after a second successive failure to gain promotion from League One to the Championship.
Football League World were the first to report that Parkinson was keen on Le Fondre, claiming sources had informed of the interest being shown.
Following on from FLW’s report, the Daily Mail have now reported that a whole host of English sides are showing interest in the striker which includes Portsmouth.
Added to the report is a claim that the striker could be a made available on a free transfer due to financial restraints on player wages.
Le Fondre, who has been playing in Australia for Sydney FC, has netted 181 senior goals during his career in English football for a plethora of clubs.
The 33-year-old Stockport born striker netted an impressive 18 goals in 21 games in the A League for Sydney FC, whilst also picking up one assist.
Le Fondre has plenty of experience in English football but he is not exactly going to be the player to build on for the future.
Plus, the difference between Australian football and the tough tackling and fast paced EFL offers a debate whether he can return to England and re-adjust.
That said, you cannot argue with his goals record and he could be a decent addition to the squad for one year and would offer a threat.
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