Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips has discussed the club’s reported interest in Sydney FC striker Adam Le Fondre.
Black Cats boss Phil Parkinson faces an interesting off-season as he looks to improve his squad ahead of what will be a highly pressurised season after failing to gain promotion to the Championship for a second successive season.
Football League World were the first to report that Parkinson was keen on much experienced striker Le Fondre and that is now being commented on by former player Phillips.
Phillips, who gives his views on Sunderland via Football Insider from time to time, discussed the potential of his former club making a move for Le Fondre.
“I quite like him as a player. He is a goalscorer and no matter what league he is playing in, he knows where the back of the net is. That is a position that needs to be looked at by Phil Parkinson.
“I know Aiden O’Brien has come in from Millwall and I have been told good things about him but if you could add another, a proven goalscorer, then that could be a great relationship.
“He is a goalscorer and if he still has the appetite it could be a smart signing. But that would be the main question mark I would put over his name. Does he have the appetite to come and play in League One.
“If you are serious, you know you are coming to a huge football club and his relationship with Parkinson could help.”
Le Fondre, having previously played in England, has netted 181 senior goals during his career in in the Football League for a number of different clubs.
Le Fondre does seem to be best option in terms of experience for Sunderland at the present time but little seems to have been done in securing his signature.
The striker has a good goalscoring record in English football and having continued to find the back of the net in Australia it seems that he hasn’t lost the touch yet.
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