An update has emerged on Sunderland and their interest in Morgan Fox in the summer transfer window…
According to Football League World, the Black Cats are one of a number of teams eyeing up a deal to sign the defender before next week’s deadline.
The report claims that Reading and Swansea, along with Sunderland, have made contact with Stoke to enquire about a potential deal to sign the player.
Fox has one year left on his contract with the Championship club and it remains to be seen how much they would demand for his services, or if they are willing to let him go at all.
Black Cats chief Kristjaan Speakman could play an absolute blinder by snapping up a deal to sign the full-back in the coming days.
Sunderland recently lost Daniel Ballard due to an injury and this has left Alex Neil without one of his starting players in the back three.
This means that he can offer cover in multiple positions and prevent the club from needing to sign a centre-back and a full-back, as he can provide an option in both areas.
He has the experience at Championship level to suggest that he would be a solid option when called upon too. Throughout his career, the Welshman has racked up 199 appearances in the second tier and could impart his wisdom on the younger players in the squad, helping them to get to grips with the division.
At the age of 28, the 6 foot 1 machine is also far from the end of his career and still has plenty more years left ahead of him. He should be in the peak of his powers as he closes in on his 30s and that means that the defender, who Michael O’Neill dubbed “hungry“, would not be a short-term signing for the club.
As a result, he could be a useful player for Neil to call upon for a number of years, which means that he’d be a valuable addition for long term. as well
It would be a shrewd piece of business to bring in such an experienced and versatile player to bolster the squad, leading us to believe this would be a Speakman blinder.