Former Manchester United youngster Demetri Mitchell has emerged as a potential summer target for Sunderland.
Black Cats manager Phil Parkinson is seeking promotion to the Championship in 2021 and he has already made some shrewd signings, bringing in Bailey Wright and Aiden O’Brien, whilst Tom Flanagan signed a new deal to remain at the club.
Transfer gossip continues to abound, with a recent transfer link to former Everton defender Luke Garbutt, whose preferred position is at left-back.
While interest in Garbutt has been reported, it has been somewhat countered by a claim from The Northern Echo’s Scott Wilson, who has said that former Man United defender Mitchell is gaining interest from the Wearsiders.
The 23-year-old has spent time with Sunderland over the last few days after being released by the Old Trafford club earlier this summer.
Having missed most of the last 12 months through injury, it is reported that Parkinson has handed Mitchell the chance to trial at the Stadium of Light, as per The Northern Echo. The report added that Garbutt is due to make a decision on his immediate future in the coming days.
Mitchell’s injury problems of late could be a concern for Parkinson and may potentially sway him towards Garbutt in a choice between the two players.
However, with the ex-Man United man already being given a chance to impress with a trial, he seems to have the edge on the former Everton player – and with Denver Hume already at the club, there only seems a need for one further left-back option at Sunderland.
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