Football Insider have claimed that Sunderland are in ‘advanced’ talks with former Everton defender Morgan Feeney.
Links with a number of other players have also emerged as Parkinson looks to bounce back next year after a disappointing eighth-placed finish, with recent speculation about a potential move for the former Toffees defender.
Feeney, who has been training with the Black Cats this summer, departed Everton when his contract at Goodison Park expired in the summer. The 21-year-old defender spent time on loan with Tranmere during the 2019/20 season, whilst also making 12 appearances for Everton’s under-23 side in Premier League 2.
Available on a free transfer, the youngster would seemingly hand Parkinson some strength at centre-back, whilst his experience at international level for England’s under-17, under-18 and under-19 sides also makes him a potentially worthwhile signing.
Football Insider claim that a source close to them and Sunderland has confirmed that talks are entering a final stage for a deal to be completed.
This signing does seem to make sense for Sunderland. Feeney has experience at international level, albeit in youth categories, and he has been developing well at club level, handing him the potential of moving to the Stadium of Light with a desire to progress his career.
Strength in depth is just what Parkinson needs next season after several players left the club over the summer, but fans will be hoping this is not the only deal he gets done between now and the start of the League One campaign.
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