Sunderland will listen to offers for striker Will Grigg this summer as the Wearside club look to bounce back after missing out on promotion this term.
A second successive failure to gain promotion back to the Championship has ended Sunderland’s season, finishing eighth in the League One table after the decision to end the 2019/20 campaign via a points-per-game system.
Manager Phil Parkinson will now look to prepare his side for a third successive season in England’s third tier and he will have the summer transfer window to work on improving his squad.
With a number of exits set to develop over the next couple of weeks which see no fewer than 11 players due see their current contracts expire, Parkinson will also assess those who are on deals past June 30.
One of those players is former Wigan Athletic striker Grigg and it has now been reported that the club will listen to offers for the striker.
Grigg signed for Sunderland back in January 2019, a move that was heavily documented on Netflix series Sunderland Til I Die, but the striker has struggled to make an impact and live up to his £4m transfer fee.
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“Will Grigg’s on fire” was an omnipresent chant among Northern Ireland supporters at Euro 2016 but the fire certainly seems to have gone out for the 28-year-old over the last few seasons and he could well be keen on a fresh start elsewhere.
Sunderland paid over the odds for the striker back in 2019, much down to Stewart Donald’s desire to make a transfer during the January transfer window of that year.
The move has proven to be nothing short of a failure and the club will need to ensure that the right deals are done this summer.
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