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Championship club ruled out of the race to sign Sunderland contract rebel



Sunderland striker, Charlie Wyke, is not attracting interest from Bristol City this summer despite the fact he is yet to agree fresh terms at the Stadium of Light. 

Wyke has just struck 26 goals for Sunderland in 2020/21, thriving under former Bristol City boss, Lee Johnson, during the second-half of the season and steering the Black Cats into the play-offs.

However, despite Wyke scoring in last weekend’s win over Lincoln City, Sunderland failed to reach the League One play-off final, losing 3-2 on aggregate.

Since then, it has been revealed by Sunderland that they are locked in discussions with Wyke over a new deal, but nothing has been signed to keep the 28-year-old at the Stadium of Light for another season in League One.

Championship interest will be expected to be there, with Football League World previously reporting that Middlesbrough were one club making checks on the striker.

However, Bristol Live have moved to rule Bristol City out of the conversation surrounding Wyke’s next move, confirming that it is not a deal Nigel Pearson is looking to do.

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Pearson is overseeing a summer overhaul at Ashton Gate, having led the Robins to a disappointing 19th-placed finish last season after replacing Dean Holden.

The Verdict 

It’s easy to sit here and link Wyke with half the Championship given the fact that he’s going to potentially be a free agent and scored so many goals in League One.

For Bristol City, they will obviously have other targets. They need a striker and Pearson will be scanning plenty of options now to make sure he gets the right man in.

As for Sunderland, they will be hoping they don’t have to do the same thing. Wyke was so impressive for them last season and could still sign on for the club.

Lee Johnson will be working hard on that deal as he brushes off play-off disappointment.

Thoughts? Let us know! 

Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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