Journalist Alan Nixon has claimed that the Black Cats are eyeing up deals to improve their attack ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
The reporter has revealed that the club may bring in more than one striker to improve Alex Neil’s squad before the end of August.
“Working on a (new) keeper and waiting on a striker (or two)…”
Supporters will be excited by this as half of Nixon’s claim has already been proven to be accurate as the Black Cats announced the signing of goalkeeper Alex Bass from Portsmouth on Tuesday night.
The 24-year-old spent time on loan at Bradford City in League Two last term and enjoyed an impressive spell as he averaged a SofaScore rating of 6.94 in 21 appearances.
He has joined to put the pressure on Anthony Patterson between the sticks and help to avoid any complacency from the number one in the Championship.
Striker Ellis Simms is also reportedly closing in on a loan move to the Stadium of Light from Premier League side Everton. The attacker scored five goals in 11 starts in the Premiership for Hearts last term and managed 10 goals in 19 League One outings the year before that.
He has proven that he has the quality in front of goal to make a big impact and fans will surely be excited to see him arrive at Sunderland. The gem has the potential to be a big player for Neil next season, if the deal gets over the line, and supporters can look forward to him banging in the goals in the Championship.
Fans will also be excited because two parts of Nixon’s claim have seemingly come to pass and the prospect of another number nine coming in appears to be a real possibility.
With over a month left to run in the window, Sunderland have plenty of time left ahead of them to get deals done to improve the team. Although, the Championship campaign kicks off this weekend and having as many of their targets in the door as possible should be a priority in order to have a settled XI/squad.
Supporters will now be excited to see who the club are hoping to bring in alongside Simms in the forward department and will be keeping their eyes peeled in the days and weeks to come.