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‘Take him in a heartbeat’, ‘Please no’ – Sunderland fans split by recent transfer speculation

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New Sunderland manager Simon Grayson has an almighty task on his hands in trying to rebuild a Black Cats side that finished bottom of the Premier League last season.

The North East giants meekly surrendered their top-flight status after a decade in the top tier, winning just six of their 38 matches to finish 16 points adrift of safety.

And manager David Moyes clearly felt that he was not the right man to lead them in the Championship next term, resigning back in May, and although it took almost six weeks for a successor to be appointed, the Sunderland hierarchy went with former Preston boss Grayson.

The 47-year-old led the Lilywhites to successive 11th place finishes in the second tier and earned rave reviews for doing so, but now faces a tough battle to reinstall confidence in a Black Cats squad that are just two weeks away from opening their Championship campaign against Derby County.

And it’s clear from their shortcomings last season as well as their summer business to date that reinforcements will be needed between now and then, and one man who could be lining up for the Black Cats in a few weeks’ time is Norwich striker Cameron Jerome.

The 30-year-old bagged 16 goals for the Canaries last season to help them to an eighth place finish, but reports over the summer have suggested that he could be allowed to leave the club by new manager Daniel Farke.

And Sunderland are reportedly looking to land the prolific forward this summer, as are Nottingham Forest, and news of their apparent interest has provoked quite the reaction from Black Cats supporters on Twitter.

And it’s fair to say that they are divided about a potential deal for the 30-year-old…


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Article title: ‘Take him in a heartbeat’, ‘Please no’ – Sunderland fans split by recent transfer speculation

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