The January switch window is nearly midway by way of completion and Sunderland are but to switch Ellis Simms on the Stadium of Mild.
Tony Mowbray misplaced considered one of his frontline choices on the high finish of the pitch as Premier League facet Everton opted to recall the quantity 9 at first of the month.
This has left the Black Cats ready the place they’re now scrambling to switch a participant they could have thought they might have till the tip of the season, not less than.
When requested if he would favor a mortgage or a everlasting signing in that place, Mowbray said:
“I feel each are applicable. We do have to try to signal our personal gamers however to assist our state of affairs a mortgage is not a foul possibility both.
“I do suppose the precedence is to signal footballers that we predict are the precise high quality to assist the membership going ahead, as a result of loans clearly return to their mum or dad golf equipment.”
Earlier this month, it was reported that Sunderland are displaying an curiosity in prolific Peterborough centre-forward Jonson Clarke-Harris.
Posh boss Darren Ferguson has revealed that the striker, who journalist Luke Flanagan hailed as “dangerous“, will probably be bought if a proposal of £5m got here in.
While it stays to be seen whether or not or not the Black Cats could be prepared to pay that payment, Kristjaan Speakman may land the membership’s personal model of Ivan Toney by signing the 28-year-old, who Ferguson as soon as dubbed a “winner“.
Toney, who has scored 12 objectives in 16 Premier League matches this season, burst onto the scene with Peterborough by scoring 24 objectives in 32 League One video games in the course of the 2019/20 marketing campaign – after scoring 16 in 44 the earlier 12 months.
The striker then earned himself a transfer to Championship facet Brentford and plundered a whopping 31 objectives in 45 matches for the Bees on their option to promotion to the top-flight.
Clarke-Harris changed Toney at Peterborough for the 2020/21 marketing campaign and produced a shocking season as he scored 31 objectives in 45 outings in League One – matching the Brentford gem’s second-division tally.
Nonetheless, he was unable to duplicate the England worldwide’s Championship type as he scored 12 instances in 41 video games, though his facet have been relegated from the league as a substitute of difficult for promotion – presumably limiting his goalscoring potential.
Clarke-Harris, who has scored 13 objectives in 24 third-tier outings this time period, has proven that he has the potential to be a prolific scorer within the Championship, as Toney was, and enjoying for a crew competing for the play-offs could possibly be the platform he wants with a purpose to showcase it.
Subsequently, Sunderland, who’re one level off the highest six, may land their very own model of the Brentford marksman by bringing the Peterborough attacker in to switch Simms.