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Sunderland: Alan Nixon delivers transfer claim

An update has emerged on Sunderland and their business during the summer transfer window…

What’s the talk?

Journalist Alan Nixon has claimed that Daniel Iversen is the only player Alex Neil is looking at in terms of players he worked with at Preston.

In response to a fan asking if the Black Cats are eyeing any of the Scot’s former Deepdale stars, he Tweeted: “Only heard Iversen so far.”

He also hinted that the club are struggling to get business done by claiming that everyone is finding the window tough in response to a fan asking about the club’s lack of activity so far.

This comes after The Mirror’s Darren Witcoop touted them with a swoop for one of his former Norwich players:

“Sunderland have registered their interest in signing winger Josh Murphy, who is available on a free. Alex Neil worked with Murphy at Norwich and is a big fan. Interest in Wolves defender Dion Sanderson and keeper John Ruddy as reported elsewhere remains.”

Supporters will be deflated

The two updates from Nixon will leave supporters deflated for multiple reasons.

Should Sunderland sign Iversen?

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Firstly, his claim that Iversen is the only one of Neil’s former players at Preston that he is looking to snap up will be disappointing for supporters. He kept the club in the Championship throughout his time there and fans may have been excited for him to use his connections to land a couple of astute signings.

Sunderland will be hoping to avoid the drop down to the Championship at the first time of asking and that is why bringing in experienced players in the second tier would be a big boost for the club. Therefore, fans would surely like to see the Scottish coach eyeing up more of his former stars because they know what it takes to perform in the division.

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The supporters will be further deflated by the claim that everyone, including the Black Cats, are struggling with the state of the market.

Sunderland kick off their Championship campaign in under two months and this means that Neil will not have much time to work with new signings before the season gets underway unless deals are wrapped up soon.

The sooner the club can bring new faces in the sooner they can adjust to the Scot’s tactics and what he wants from them. He will want to work with them in pre-season to get them up to speed in order to help them hit the ground running and that is why the Stadium of Light faithful will be disappointed with how slow the business is at this moment in time.

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