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Journalist drops hint that Sunderland man is edging closer to summer departure

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Sunderland goalkeeper John McLaughlin is reportedly edging closer to a move to Blackburn Rovers according to journalist Alan Nixon. 

McLaughlin is out-of-contract at the end of this year’s campaign, and has seemingly caught the eye with a number of impressive showings for Phil Parkinson’s side.

The shot-stopper has made 35 appearances in all competitions for the Black Cats this term, and has played his part in their push for promotion this term.

Sunderland are currently sat seventh in the third tier standings, and are just three points adrift of the automatic promotion places heading towards the end of the season.

However, due to recent off-the-field events, all fixtures in League One have been called to a halt, with no scheduled return date for competitive action being put in place as of yet.

It has previously been reported by The Sun that Blackburn are long-term admirers of McLaughlin, and this latest update from Nixon suggests that a move is edging closer to being completed.

Tony Mowbray’s side are currently sat tenth in the Championship table, and are well in contention for a top-six finish, with Rovers just three points adrift of the play-off places themselves.

McLaughlin is out-of-contract at the end of the season, and is seemingly weighing up his options on his long term future heading into the summer.

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The Verdict: 

I think he’d be a good addition to the Blackburn squad.

Rovers have Christian Walton between the posts at the moment, but given the face that he’s set to return to Brighton and Hove Albion, Tony Mowbray needs to sign a goalkeeper heading into next year’s campaign.

McLaughlin will be a cheap option given that he’s out-of-contract at the end of this season, and I think he deserves a shot in the Championship.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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