An update has emerged on midfielder Dennis Adeniran, regarding Sunderland’s interest in his services.
According to Yorkshire Live, Sunderland are one of the clubs interested in signing Dennis Adeniran on a free transfer following his exit from Premier League side Everton. Blackpool, Luton, Hull and Sheffield Wednesday are also said to be keen on the midfielder.
The report claims that Sheffield Wednesday have already held talks with the 22-year-old over a move to Hillsborough and Darren Moore’s team are currently leading the race for his signature ahead of the Black Cats as it stands.
Kristjaan Speakman must swoop for the out-of-contract midfielder this summer to bolster Lee Johnson’s squad. Adeniran was released by Everton earlier this month and will not cost a penny in transfer fees, which means that Sunderland can avoid needing to spend a decent chunk of money to bring him to the club and will only need to worry about his wage demands.
This could free up funds for them to pursue players in other positions to bolster their squad, as they do not have to take any money out of what they are budgeting to spend on transfer fees.
Adeniran could be a good addition to Johnson’s squad ahead of the 2021/22 campaign given he was playing at a higher standard earlier this year. Adeniran spent last season on loan at Wycombe in the Championship and Gareth Ainsworth hailed him as an “exciting” talent
“Dennis is an exciting young talent who has all the attributes to become a really important player for us this season.
“He’s a really energetic, box-to-box midfielder, and comes here eager to learn and develop his game, which we believe he can do just like many other young loanees who’ve joined us early in their careers.”
The £2.4k-per-week beast played 21 matches in the Championship for Wycombe as they narrowly missed out on survival in the final weeks of the campaign. He showed off his combative streak in the second tier as he averaged 2.6 tackles and interceptions per game in midfield, whilst also completing one dribble per game. This shows that he was able to break up opposition attacks and then move the ball in transition, which could make him a valuable asset in Johnson’s midfield in League One.
Therefore, Speakman needs to act swiftly and seal a swoop for the free agent to stop Sheffield Wednesday from winning the race. The Owls may be in front at the minute but that should not stop Sunderland from being able to swoop in, as nothing is over until he puts pen to paper on a deal.