Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson has confirmed that the club have held talks with former Blackburn Rovers striker Danny Graham.
A season of disappointment saw the Black Cats fail to gain promotion from League One to the Championship and a number of poor individual performances which included Charlie Wyke and Will Grigg, who both struggled for consistency last term.
Black Cats boss Parkinson is now preparing for the 2020/2021 season and some added options in attack will undoubtedly be looked at.
Ending a four-and-a-half year stay at Ewood Park, the striker valued at £428,000 by Transfermarkt would seemingly come in and make a good impact at the Stadium of Light given his scoring record in English football, with 169 strikes to his name.
With the new season fast approaching and the transfer window in full flow, Black Cats boss Parkinson has confirmed talks with Graham over a potential deal.
“We are piecing the squad together bit by bit, we have still got work to do and hopefully by the start of the season we will have added at least two more new faces,” Parkinson told the Chronicle.
“We want to get in another forward and Danny is one we have spoken to.
“It is an important position at the top of the pitch, because tight games can be separated by one clinical finish, and the more strikers you have in the building, the better chance you have got.
“That’s why we have to make sure we add two or three more players to the squad, to make sure we are stronger in all departments.
“This season is going to be different because of the sheer volume of games, and the fact there is less time to fit the games in.”
Sunderland’s League One rivals Ipswich Town are also claimed by East Anglian Daily Times to have shown interest in Graham.
Parkinson’s comments should give Sunderland fans some hope that Graham could arrive at the Stadium of Light this summer. He would surely be a great signing given his experience and his outstanding goalscoring record on these shores.
Whether a deal gets done remains to be seen, but at least there has been some dialogue so far.
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