Sunderland are at the beginning of an exciting new era.
With a takeover deal in the pipeline – alongside the already appointed head coach and sporting director – things are starting to head in the right direction for the Black Cats.
The first real test of the new structure, however, will be the January transfer window.
The Wearsiders have just one objective this season and that’s to secure promotion to the Sky Bet Championship.
At this point they’re a little bit off the pace, but a couple of positive results can change things drastically.
If they’re to do that then perhaps some experience from the Premier League could be just what the doctor ordered to kickstart their season.
Here are two top flight starlets who Sunderland could try and sign.
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The Tottenham Hotspur starlet looks set to be available next month after failing to crack the first team.
After a relatively unsuccessful loan spell with Queens Park Rangers last term the focus for Spurs will be on getting Clarke regular first team football at a club with lofty expectations.
It may be a long shot, but Sunderland could be the ideal place to do that.
The Arsenal starlet is one of the most talented young players in North London.
Unfortunately like many others, first team opportunities are proving particularly hard to come by with the Premier League club.
Sunderland are in need of attacking firepower and perhaps a move for the 19-year-old could be the ideal solution for both teams.