Football journalist Alan Nixon has claimed on Twitter that Sunderland striker Will Grigg could be on the move before the end of the Deadline Day, with the likes of Oxford United, MK Dons, Salford City and Wigan Athletic said to be interested in the player.
Grigg has largely struggled at the club since arriving at the Stadium of Light back in January 2019 in what was an infamously scrutinised move by the Stewart Donald and co.
Fast forward two years and the striker has only found the net on just eight occasions for the Black Cats so far, underlining his fall from grace in the North East.
A move away from the club now seems to be the next port of call for the experienced frontman, particularly after Lee Johnson brought in striker Ross Stewart from Scotland in recent days.
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The 29-year-old has just one year remaining on his current contract with the League One outfit.
Grigg’s future at Sunderland is in massive doubt from my point of view and I would be surprised if we still see him at the club come the end of the day.
There is no doubting that he is still a proven goalscorer at this level, however it appears that his confidence is shot.
The appointment of Johnson could well have paved the way for a rejuvenation of his Black Cats career, but alas, the emergence of Charlie Wyke as the club’s first choice frontman has put paid to that.
A move to either Oxford or Milton Keynes seemingly awaits as Grigg aims to relight his fire once more.