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Sunderland miss out on deal to sign Jack Rudoni

A huge Sunderland claim has emerged on their chances of landing Jack Rudoni in the summer transfer window…

What’s the talk?

South London Press journalist Richard Cawley has revealed that the Black Cats target will not be arriving at the Stadium of Light ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

Instead, he will be joining one of their Championship rivals, after Sunderland had a bid rejected by Wimbledon earlier this summer.

Cawley Tweeted: “#afcw midfielder Jack Rudoni is joining Huddersfield Town.”

The reporter added: “Fee is agreed and now due to have medical with the Championship club. #afcw”

Supporters will be frustrated

This update will leave Sunderland supporters frustrated as missing out on a deal to sign Rudoni is a blow to Alex Neil’s side.

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The 22-year-old had the potential to be an excellent signing for the Black Cats after catching the eye in League One last term. He enjoyed a fantastic season for Wimbledon and could have added a big goalscoring threat from midfield, after scoring 12 goals in 38 starts in the third tier.

Rudoni averaged an impressive SofaScore rating of 6.96 in the division as he also made 2.6 tackles and interceptions per game and provided five assists. He is a box-to-box midfielder who could have made a big impact for Neil at both ends of the pitch.

South London Press reporter Edmund Brack previously hailed the gem’s talents in an interview with the Bristol Post, saying: “He’s quite direct. When he picks up the ball, his first thought is always to go towards goal. It’s a 1-2 and then he’s off.

“He’s quite fearless. Anyone his age, they could be affected by the winless run AFC Wimbledon went through last season (the Dons failed to win 28 games in all competitions from December 11 through to the end of the season) but he continued to put in performances, and he nearly kept them up alongside Ayoub Assal and Luke McCormick.”

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These comments suggest that he has a strong mentality that would be useful in a relegation fight in the Championship. If Sunderland are battling at the bottom end of the table, having characters like Rudoni will be important and that is another reason why missing out on him is a blow.

Supporters will, therefore, be frustrated by Huddersfield’s imminent capture of the Englishman and will now be hoping that Kristjaan Speakman has some excellent alternatives lined up.

AND in other news, Speakman plotting SAFC bid for 21 y/o set for “huge things”, imagine him & Pritchard…

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