April 13, 2024

Sunderland were knocked out of the top six in the Championship at the weekend after losing to Ipswich Town.

The tight defeat hasn’t helped matters on Wearside at the moment, with fans worrying about the club’s future.

Patterson, 23, has appeared in 27 league games this season for Sunderland. During the 2021/22 season, the Black Cats were in League One, and he made his debut.

The academy graduate took up the position and has since established himself as one of England’s greatest young shot stoppers.

Patterson, according to Alan Nixon, is a Liverpool target as the club looks to replace incumbent keeper Allison as soon as possible. He claims that a move is more likely in the summer, although he would not rule out leaving in January.

Sunderland should examine three alternatives if Patterson leaves the north east, according to this article.

Josh Griffiths


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Currently at West Brom, the 22-year-old keeper isn’t currently playing much.

Last season he made ten Championship appearances keeping four clean sheets and before that the young Englishman was at Portsmouth.

He may not have played as many Championship games as some fans would like, but Patterson hadn’t played hadn’t played senior football above the National League before getting a chance in League One with Sunderland.

Veljko Ilic


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The 20-year-old Serbian goalkeeper currently plays for FK TSC in Serbia’s top division.

He has played Champions and Europa League football already and his league stats are impressive.

The u21 Serbian international has ten clean sheets in 15 games this season. Last time around he managed 13 in 28 appearances with plenty of senior minutes to his name already.

He is obviously unproven at a level as high as the Championship, but he does fit the type of player Sunderland tend to target these days.

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This option wouldn’t be available until the summer with Iversen just having moved to Stoke City on loan this month, but with Liverpool more likely to make their move in the summer, Iversen is on this list.

It seems with Leicester City flying that he may not get a chance in the Foxes’ senior side and a permanent move away in the summer may be the best option for his career.

He has bags of Championship experience and definitely has the potential to play at a higher level in the future.


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