Sunderland Echo have looked into several alternatives if Sunderland fail to sign Danny Graham this summer.
With speculation mounting over a potential deal, The Sun’s Alan Nixon reported that the 35-year-old had begun training with the Wearsiders.
Sunderland. Danny Graham training. No terms sorted yet. And needs to get to 100 per cent fitness.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) August 30, 2020
The journalist also claimed that Graham must prove his fitness before a deal goes through or is discussed, and Sunderland Echo have now looked at some alternatives to the ex-Wearsiders veteran.
On the list of free agents is another former Blackburn Rovers striker in the name of Dominic Samuel, whilst Tomer Hemed and Omar Bogle also feature. Former Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede is also available as a free transfer this summer, with Chris Martin and Will Keane also included among the list of Graham alternatives.
You would have to think that if Sunderland have invested in Graham training at the club, then he would be the striker that Parkinson wants more than any other. However, some fans may excited by some of the names on the Echo’s list, with Bogle (50 career goals) and Hemed (35 goals in Championship and 27 in La Liga) both standing out given their records.
Either way, Parkinson needs to make a decision over a new goalscorer soon, especially with the new season just over a week away.
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