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Sunderland: Championship sides emerge in Mateo Bajamich race

Sunderland: Championship sides emerge in Mateo Bajamich race - Sunderland Transfer Rumours

Sunderland have been joined by ‘two Championship‘ sides in the race to sign Argentine striker Mateo Bajamich, according to Sunderland Echo.

After making some significant changes to his squad this summer, Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson has recently been linked with a potential new striker signing.

Links of a move for Bajamich have been developing in recent weeks with Major League Soccer side Houston Dynamo said to be leading the race to bring in the young forward,

Argentine media outlet Mundo D are reporting that a bid has been made by the American club in the region of £1m, going way above the Black Cats’ reported offer of £500,000.

With the youngster’s future very much up in the air, Sunderland Echo have now reported that two Championship clubs are also showing interest and that the player’s agent, Lucas Rimoldi, has received enquiries from European sides keen on a loan deal.

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Such interest could see Sunderland potentially drop out of the race to sign the striker with financial restraints on the League One club due to the EFL salary cap.

Valued at £1.44 by Transfermarkt, Bajamich currently plays in his homeland of Argentina for Instituto AC and has scored nine goals in 29 appearances.

You would have to imagine that Sunderland would be out of the race if Championship clubs are indeed in the race, as well as Houston Dynamo.

Finances are tight across the Football League at present and the thought of spending almost £1m on a striker would be very questionable, especially given they already have the likes of Danny Graham, Charlie Wyke and Will Grigg in their armoury.

Do you think Sunderland can fend off interest and sign Bajamich? Let us know in the comments section below…

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