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Further details of Sunderland’s striker chase emerge

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Sunderland have made a bid of £200,000 for Will Grigg, with the League One promotion hopefuls stepping up their pursuit of the Wigan Athletic marksman.

According to Alan Nixon that’s the bid that’s gone down from the North East giants, although Wigan have knocked back their £200k fee.

Jack Ross’ side have recently announced that they’ve allowed Jerome Sinclair cut his loan spell at the Stadium of Light short, with the striker returning to Watford.

Grigg has been identified as the player Sunderland want to bring in, with the Northern Irishman having excellent pedigree in League One.

The 27-year-old scored 26 goals across all competitions last season for Wigan, helping Paul Cook’s side to League One promotion in the process.

However, this year, Grigg is playing a bit-part role in the Championship making only 16 appearances and returning four goals, with only 10 of those outings coming in the starting XI.

The club in pursuit of him, Sunderland, are looking for an instant return to the Championship under Ross, who has done a fine job in helping the Black Cats into automatic promotion contention.

Sunderland face Luton Town at the weekend in a hugely important fixture in the League One promotion race.

The Verdict

This offer seems awfully low from Sunderland and Wigan are well within their rights to ask for more.

To Sunderland, he’s worth so much more as he’s a guaranteed source of goals in League One and could be the man to help the Black Cats back to the second-tier.

It feels like this could be one of the month’s ongoing transfer sagas.

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