July 21, 2024

One of Sunderland’s January targets may be poised to sign a permanent agreement with another Championship club.

Sunderland had made it their aim to recruit a new attacker during the January transfer window, as their four summer signings (Nazariy Rusyn, Luis Hemir Semedo, Mason Burstow, and Eliezer Mayenda) had combined for only two goals by deadline day.

The Black Cats have been connected with several attackers and wingers during the month before signing Standard Liege’s Romaine Mundle.

The 20-year-old enters to compete with Abdoullah Ba and Patrick Roberts for a spot on the road, though he may potentially replace Jack Clarke on the left if he secures a summer exit.

Prior to Mundle’s arrival, Sunderland displayed interest in Liam Millar.

This season, the Liverpool academy product joined Preston North End on loan from Basel, where he has scored three goals and assisted five times.

This season, the Liverpool academy product joined Preston North End on loan from Basel, where he has scored three goals and assisted five times.

Sunderland were hoping to take the ‘unbelievable’ Canadian from the Lilywhites, but they decided not to make a bid before the deadline.

According to the Lancashire Evening Post, Preston are in talks with Basel over a permanent move for Millar, who is likely to leave Switzerland this summer.

Basel is expected to part ways with him for a fee comparable to the £1.3 million they paid in 2021, although the source adds that Preston may fail to secure a deal if Millar decides to wait until the summer to examine his options.

Could Liam Millar replace Jack Clarke?

 

Liverpool forward Liam Millar set to join Charlton on loan | Goal.com

 

Liam Millar has got a lot of acclaim since going to Deepdale, but Romaine Mundle’s arrival on Wearside will almost certainly put an end to Sunderland’s interest.

If Jack Clarke leaves, Millar, who is primarily a left winger, will have to battle with Mundle for that spot.

Given Mundle’s promise at Tottenham, it seems improbable that we’d bring him in just to sit on the bench.

Millar’s record of six goals and eleven assists in 52 EFL appearances would also make his replacement of Clarke unimpressive.

Sunderland will undoubtedly wait to see how Mundle does, since he is another young player with limited senior experience. Though it’s encouraging that Tottenham wanted to keep him before he moved to Belgium.

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