Wealdstone manager Dean Brennan has told West London Sport that Sunderland and Charlton-linked forward Dennon Lewis is desperate for a move to the English Football League.
The Sun reported earlier this summer that Black Cats manager Phil Parkinson had joined a whole host of clubs with interest in Lewis, who shot to fame after appearing on the 2019 summer edition of Love Island, where he was dumped after just four days.
Lewis netted an impressive 14 goals and provided 11 assists during the 2019/2020 season which ultimately helped Wealdstone win the National League South title.
Speaking on the striker’s future ahead of his side’s return to the National League, Brennan said:
“It’s still a little bit up in the air at the moment.
“You understand from the player’s point of view that ideally he’d like a move. It is frustrating, I can’t lie. Ideally you just want the situation sorted out but I’m afraid it’s part of the business.
“There’s no bid that’s come in for the player, so I don’t know what (the interested clubs) are thinking, whether they want to sign Dennon or not.”
The 23-year-old initially began his football career with Championship side Watford before embarking on spells with Woking, Crawley Town, Falkirk and Bromley.
It’s difficult to say whether this move will materialise. Sunderland would be taking a huge gamble on the winger, who has had success in non-league but is relatively inexperienced in the Football League.
His desire to play in England’s top tiers is understandable, though, and if he can continue his impressive form for Wealdstone in a higher league, then a move to a League One or League Two club could happen.
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