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Sunderland: Matija Sarkic loan deal moves closer

Sunderland: Matija Sarkic loan deal moves closer - Sunderland Transfer Rumours

Sunderland are said to be closing in on the loan signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Matija Sarkic.

Black Cats manager Phil Parkinson saw last season’s first-choice goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin leave the club at the end of June, sealing a move to Scottish Premiership side Rangers.

Sarkic, who left Aston Villa last week after his contract expired, has been linked with a move to the Stadium of Light in recent times.

Signing a deal with Wolves just days after his exit from Villa Park, it had looked like Sarkic would no longer be a target for Sunderland, but the Molineux club have said that he could move elsewhere.

Wolves stated on their official website that Sarkic would be loaned out for the 2020/21 season, meaning that the Black Cats could still have a chance to sign him.

The statement on read: “Sarkic’s initial development is expected to come in the form of a loan move, with the youngster set to spend the 2020/21 season gathering more first-team experience at a senior level.”

Various reports across different media outlets have now claimed that Sunderland are leading the race to sign Sarkic on a temporary basis from his new parent club.

The rumour linking Sarkic to Sunderland seems to be dragging on and Parkinson will likely be hoping to seal a deal as soon as possible. Whilst Lee Burge is on the books, it remains to be seen if Sarkic has what it takes to provide adequate cover week in and week out.

Sarkic is an obvious talent and, although he left Villa, Wolves’ decision to sign him has only enhanced his reputation, with the Molineux outfit finishing seventh in the two most recent Premier League campaigns.

Do you think Sarkic would be good competition for current Sunderland ‘keeper Burge? Let us know your views in the comments section below…

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