Sunderland’s 2020/21 campaign will be extended for at least another few weeks as their League One play-off place has been confirmed.
It’s not where the club wanted to be as they has aspirations of automatic promotion, however a complete loss of form on the pitch, which saw a run of six games without a win for the Black Cats, has seen Hull City and Peterborough secure the top two spots in the league.
Sunderland went through Wembley heartbreak in 2019 under Jack Ross and they will be hoping for lightning not to strike twice, and out of everyone in contention for the play-offs Sunderland perhaps need the Championship most.
They have a lot of key players out of contract at the end of this season and the only way to secure a lot of them could be to get promoted, and if that happens Lee Johnson is likely to have considerable funds to play with ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Let’s look at nine incoming and outgoing transfer developments that could occur on Wearside when the current campaign is concluded.