Many Sunderland fans have been buzzing over some transfer news which has emerged regarding Patrick Roberts.
As per Football Insider, the Wearsiders have agreed to sign the Manchester City winger and are putting the ‘finishing touches’ on a deal.
A source from the northeast club informed the news outlet that Roberts has told Troyes that he is cancelling his current loan there in order to move to the Black Cats.
Should Sunderland sign Roberts?
He was at the Stadium of Light to watch Lee Johnson’s team win 5-0 against Sheffield Wednesday on Thursday and only has six months left on his contract at Manchester City. Therefore, Sunderland can get a player on the cheap who has won numerous trophies and has experience of playing at the highest level in the Premier League.
At 24 years of age, he still has promise for a player who was nicknamed ‘Mini Messi‘ in the youth ranks at Fulham, and he could seriously help the Wearsiders’ promotion charge.
Sunderland fans on Roberts transfer news
These Sunderland fans buzzed as the transfer news was shared on Twitter, with one going as far as to claim that it was ‘tremendous’:
“This would be a fantastic signing for a League 1 club”
“He would be unreal for L1, his record for Celtic was unreal and let’s be honest Scottish football compared to L1 has its similarities. Get him in, Dajaku on form, Pritchard the best thing since sliced bread serving Stewart. We’ll promoted by Feb”
“Is this true? Great signing if it is.”
“Amazing if true. I’ll believe it when I see him holding the scarf aloft!”
“Tremendous if this is true (if) and could be the start of something beautiful between us and Man City. First Callum Doyle, now this”
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