To no surprise to the Sunderland fans down here in the Transfer Tavern, their club have undergone a summer clear out.
That includes David Moyes, who was shown the door post season and has been replaced by former Preston North End boss Simon Grayson.
Sunderland fans were starved of goals last season, with only Jermain Defoe a regular on the score sheet for the Black Cats.
Ex-Norwich striker James Vaughan has been welcomed to the Stadium of Light, however, further reinforcements are needed.
Southampton’s Sam Gallagher represents a youngster who has already proven he is competent in the second tier of English football.
The 21-year-old excelled whilst on loan at Blackburn Rovers last season, finding the net 11 times for the Lancashire side.
Fortunately for Grayson’s side, it is hard to see Gallagher making an impression on Mauricio Pelligrino’s frontline, with Manolo Gabbiadini, Charlie Austin and Shane Long all pushing for starts at St Mary’s.
Whether Sunderland could secure the him on a permanent deal is unlikely, but a loan move would still greatly benefit the North East side.
The striker would be the perfect addition for Grayson’s Black Cats as they push for a return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
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