According to Roker Report, Sunderland are closing in on the signing of Ron-Thorben Hoffmann on loan from Bayern Munich.
The Lowdown: Sunderland busy
The Black Cats have made the most of this transfer window, bringing in no less than seven new players with ten others departing (Transfermarkt), successfully rebuilding the squad who fell just short of promotion last time out.
In the final few hours of the window, they may end up doing some more business.
The Latest: Hoffmann on the radar
As per this latest claim from Roker Report, Sunderland are looking to capture the services of Hoffmann on a temporary basis.
The Stadium of Light outfit will be looking to sign him on loan with an option buy.
The report details that the ‘towering’ 6 foot 4 youngster has become a target after talks were halted with Vito Mannone.
The Verdict: Clever target
Capturing 22-year-old Hoffmann could be a fantastic piece of business for Sunderland. At the moment, Lee Johnson only has Lee Burge in terms of senior goalkeepers with experience, although Anthony Patterson has been promoted to the senior squad.
Would you like to sign Hoffmann?
Although without an appearance for 30-time Bundesliga champions Bayern’s senior outfit, he has played 49 times for their second side. Even if he was signed to play a back-up role at first, it could be a clever piece of business from the north-east side.
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