Sunderland target Danny Graham has begun training with the Black Cats ahead of a potential summer move, according to The Sun’s Alan Dixon.
Manager Phil Parkinson is seeking to bring in a new striker to bolster his attacking options after failing to gain automatic promotion or even a play-off place last season.
Ending a four-and-a-half year stay in Lancashire, the experienced striker, who is valued at £428,000 by Transfermarkt, could be confident of making an impact at the Stadium of Light given his scoring record in English football, with 170 career goals to his name.
Nixon confirmed on Twitter that the 35-year-old is training with the Black Cats, for whom he scored just once in 42 appearances between 2013 and 2016.
Sunderland. Danny Graham training. No terms sorted yet. And needs to get to 100 per cent fitness.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) August 30, 2020
Nixon also claims that a deal is yet to be discussed with Sunderland keen for the striker to ensure that he is 100% fit ahead of the new season.
If Sunderland are to make a move for Graham, they should act quickly. The new season is fast approaching, with their Carabao Cup tie against Hull on Saturday and their opening League One match against Bristol Rovers a week later, and Parkinson will likely want to have him on board by the time of the latter fixture at least.
Graham’s experience could be key to this Sunderland side, although there may be some reservations given how poorly his first spell at the club turned out.
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