An update has emerged on Sunderland target Daniel Jebbison regarding his thoughts on a move to Belgium.
The Sun’s Alan Nixon has revealed that the Sheffield United forward has opened the door on a domestic loan by turning down Belgian outfit Beerschot.
Lee Johnson will be delighted with this news as it hands Sunderland a boost in their efforts to land Jebbison before the transfer deadline. As Nixon stated, the door has now been opened to a loan move to an English club as the player is not interested in moving to Belgium for a temporary switch at this point in his career.
This is where Sunderland can swoop in and offer him the chance to play regular League One football, or at least the opportunity to win his place in the XI to play consistently. The Black Cats have already signed Nathan Broadhead on loan from Everton, but the Toffees youngster is capable of playing on either flank. This means that he could provide a versatile option across the frontline whilst Jebbison competes with Ross Stewart for the number nine role.
Former Premier League defender Micah Richards lauded Jebbison as Sheffield United’s shining light during the 2020/21 campaign. He told Sky Sports (via Yorkshire Live): “I really like the look of him. He just gets in the right areas, and they needed that with all the negativity that’s gone on at the club.
“You want to bounce back straight away, and you want to go to the end of the season with positivity. They’re playing for pride, and he’s the shining light.”
The £900k-rated gem averaged a SofaScore rating of 6.60 in the Premier League term as he started in three of his four appearances. He scored one goal and showed off his defensive work rate as he won 4.3 duels and 1.5 tackles per game.
Given that he was able to stand out to Richards at Premier League level, along with scoring in the top flight, he could thrive by dropping down to League One. At the age of 18, he has plenty of potential left to fulfill, and Johnson could love having the chance to coach him this season whilst also adding a player who could make a big impact in the third tier.