Bailey Wright has handed a fresh update on his future after leaving Bristol City last month as his contract expired.
The defender spent time on loan with Sunderland for the second half of the 2019/20 season after arriving during the January transfer window and went on to make five league appearances before the season came to an abrupt end.
The Australian-born centre-back initially moved to England in 2009 when he joined Preston North End, where he helped the Lilywhites to win promotion to the Championship via the play-offs in 2015, beating Swindon Town at Wembley.
“No news from myself at the moment,” he admitted.
“I’m a free agent, which is the first time for me in my football career over in England. It feels a bit weird and I’m definitely missing that hunger and that winning feeling you get day in, day out at training and in games.
“I’m hoping something is sorted fairly soon, but as of now there is nothing sorted.
“But I’m looking forward to see what lies ahead.”
Those comments were followed by a report from Sunderland Echo that Wright is one of Phil Parkinson’s main transfer targets this summer as he looks to shore up his defence, with the Black Cats conceding 32 league goals last season.
Sunderland will likely need to bring in several players this summer after numerous departures at the end of June due to contract expiration.
Wright had little chance to show his true quality with the Black Cats before the season came to an end, and he would undoubtedly be keen to show the fans and Parkinson what he can bring to the club as they seek to emulate his 2015 feat of promotion from League One.
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