Sunderland are set to miss out on Charlie Goode after a football agent claimed on Twitter that the Northampton Town defender is set to join Queens Park Rangers.
Black Cats manager Phil Parkinson is seemingly desperate to bolster his squad options this summer ahead of the 2020/21 season as pressure continues to mount after failing to gain promotion from League One.
The Cobblers captain led his team to promotion from League Two last month via the play-off final and his performances initially led to interest from a whole host of Championship clubs, with Sky Sports‘ northeast correspondent Keith Downie reporting the news.
With interest starting to develop in the £1m-valued defender, QPR now seem to have won the race for his signature.
Football columnist and agent Michael Vennerholm has claimed that a deal is set to be announced in the coming hours with a transfer fee of £1m said to have been enough to lure the defender to the Championship club.
— Michael Vennerholm (@michvennerholm) August 5, 2020
QPR’s Championship rivals Preston North End and Blackburn Rovers were also keen to pursue the defender.
Sunderland seem to have lost out in the race to sign Goode but perhaps paying £1m for a defender who has just been promoted from League Two is not the most sensible move in the current climate.
Finances are tight for many Football League clubs and cut-price deals may be more advisory at this moment in time.
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