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Sunderland among clubs in transfer chase for 27-year-old defender



Rotherham United defender Clark Robertson is attracting interest from several clubs ahead of his contract expiring next month, with Sunderland one of his potential suitors according to Football Insider.

The 27-year-old hasn’t committed to a new contract at the Millers and manager Paul Warne described contract negotiations with Robertson and other players back in March as ‘sticky‘.

Robertson played just 16 times this past season for the Yorkshire side but spent much of the first half of the campaign out with a foot injury, however his performances when on the pitch have been solid enough to attract transfer interest.

Fleetwood Town, Plymouth and his former club Aberdeen are all also taking an interest but it’s Sunderland reportedly being in the chase that causes the most interest as they’ve really been struggling for numbers at the back this season.

Jordan Willis will miss a large chunk of next season and there’s no guarantee that loanee Dion Sanderson will return – which is a pipe dream if they don’t win the play-offs – so other targets look like they are being scouted ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

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The Verdict

Robertson would represent a solid addition for Sunderland if they’re really in the hunt for him – providing he can stay fit.

61 league outings in three years would perhaps be a concern considering the injury issues the Black Cats have had with defenders this season, however Lee Johnson definitely needs to make additions to that area this summer whatever the case.

Out of the clubs mentioned, Sunderland would surely be front-runners due to what they can offer but a return to Aberdeen might interest as it is his hometown club – but surely the Mackems will be waiting until their divisional status is known before they move for any player.

25 years old, UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, Preston North End fan

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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