May 19, 2024

Sunderland is reportedly considering a double transfer move as they prepare for the upcoming summer window, with sporting director Kristjaan Speakman leading the charge.

West Ham youngster Divin Mubama tipped to shine as opportunity knocks in  Europa League | Evening Standard

 

The Black Cats are in need of a prolific striker following the underwhelming performances from recent attacking signings managed by Tony Mowbray, Michael Beale, and Mike Dodds throughout the season. This has reignited interest in West Ham striker Divin Mubama, who was previously linked with Sunderland last January under Speakman’s direction.

Mubama, a product of West Ham’s academy, is poised to become a free agent at the end of the season due to the failure to agree on a new contract. Sunderland has a track record of successfully recruiting talents from West Ham’s youth setup, such as Aji Alese and Pierre Ekwah. If Sunderland secures Mubama’s signature in the summer, the transfer fee would be determined by a tribunal.

Additionally, Sunderland is exploring the possibility of signing Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Sam Tickle as a potential replacement for Patterson. According to Alan Nixon, the Black Cats are currently assessing the England under-21 international, who has made 42 appearances in League One for Wigan Athletic this season. The goalkeeping situation at Sunderland adds intrigue to their transfer plans, with Nathan Bishop serving as the second choice after his arrival from Manchester United last summer. Furthermore, Alex Bass is expected to return from his loan spell with AFC Wimbledon.

Sunderland also boasts promising goalkeepers in their Academy of Light, including Matty Young, Dan Cameron, and Adam Richardson, adding depth and competition to their squad.

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