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Sunderland: Jack Baldwin offered contract by Bristol Rovers

Sunderland: Jack Baldwin offered contract by Bristol Rovers - Sunderland Transfer Rumours

League One side Bristol Rovers have offered a contract to Sunderland defender Jack Baldwin, according to Bristol LIVE.

With the 2019/20 season ending abruptly for the Black Casts, manager Phil Parkinson will now look to the summer months to address a number of pending decisions.

Parkinson’s first port of call will be to review a list of expiring player contracts that sees the likes of Baldwin set to leave this week.

The central defender, who spent the 2019/20 campaign on loan with League Two side Salford City, is now free to discuss terms with a new club as his deal comes to an end tomorrow.

Baldwin, who arrived at the Stadium of Light in the summer of 2018 from Peterborough United, made a total of 42 appearances for the Wearsiders before moving on loan to Salford.

Rovers, who will be looking to strengthen their squad this summer with manager Ben Garner seemingly keen to improve on their 14th-place finish in League One, have reportedly offered a deal to Baldwin.

Valued at a lowly sum of £293k by Transfermarkt, Rovers would be getting an assured option at centre-back should they complete a deal for Baldwin, whilst Sunderland boss Parkinson will be keen to bring in some new options in defence.

Sunderland fans have been through it all over the last few years and they are now set to see a whole host of squad changes this summer.

Baldwin’s exit is unlikely to cause huge fan upset given that he spent time away from the club, but Parkinson must ensure that he has enough cover in defence ahead of next season.

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