Date: 19th May 2017 at 7:15pm
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Sky Bet Championship newcomers Sunderland  have joined Derby County in the race to sign Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan, according to reports from The Mirror’s transfer news live blog (Thursday, 15:18pm).

The homegrown star has enjoyed a good season in the Championship and has earned a strong reputation, and it does not come as a surprise that a number of clubs are eyeing the defender up.

It has been reported though, that the Black Cats and the Rams will need to make an offer of £2.5million to prize the 23-year old away from Ashton Gate.

Bryan has made a total of 156 appearances for the Bristol side, and has vast Championship experience under his belt, and with Derby and Sunderland eyeing up a top-six finish next year, he would be the perfect acquisition for either club.

His versatility also makes him such a useful player to have in a squad, as Bryan is just as adept playing as a full-back as he is further up the pitch on the wing.

So… What do you think Sunderland and Derby fans? Would he be a good signing? City fans…would you be disappointed to see Bryan depart? Leave all of your thoughts in the comments below!