Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson has touched on his interest in signing Danny Graham following his side’s 3-1 win over Carlisle United.
The Black Cats stepped up their preparations for next season with a solid win over Carlisle in a game which saw Charlie Wyke (2) and Chris Maguire find the back of the net.
Approaching the new season, Parkinson is seemingly desperate to bring in a new striker option and links to former striker Graham have been consistent of late in the media.
Experienced striker Graham is currently available on a free transfer after leaving Championship side Blackburn this summer due to his contract expiration.
Discussing his interest in Graham following the pre-season win over Carlisle, Parkinson said: “As I said, Danny is a quality striker.
“He can hold the ball up, get us goals, and he’s someone we’re interested in.
“Without going over old ground, with the financial constraints we’re in, we’ve got to get the best players available within the salary cap realm.
“He’s one of a few we’re looking at, there are a few others.
“The squad is decent, we know we’re not yet there yet but we’re piecing it together.”
Ending a four-and-a-half year stay at Ewood Park, Graham who is valued at £428,000 by Transfermarkt would seemingly come in and make an impact at the Stadium of Light given his scoring record in English football, with 169 strikes to his name.
Whether it is Graham or another, Sunderland need a new and consistent striker to come in to the club.
Phil Parkinson can simply not rely on the likes of Will Grigg and Charlie Wyke next season, having seen them struggle for consistency over the last 12 months.
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