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Sunderland and Nottingham Forest among teams interested in bargain deal for speedy winger



According to The Sun, Scunthorpe United winger Hakeeb Adelakun is being chased by a trio of clubs in the Football League.

League One side Sunderland are joined by Hull City and Nottingham Forest in pursuit of Adelakun, who is out of contract this summer.

The 21-year-old has turned down the Iron’s new offer of a contract and this has alerted a number of clubs as they will be able to get him for as little as £250,000 in compensation money.

Adelakun was on fire for Scunthorpe last season, scoring five goals and grabbing 14 assists to fire his side to the League One play-offs.

But after missing out on promotion, the East Londoner has decided it is time to move away from Glanford Park with three clubs hot on his trail.

They also face competition from an unnamed Serie B side, who were hoping to get Adelakun to sign a pre-contract earlier in the season.

Sunderland are in the market for reinforcements in midfield and have been linked with a loan swoop for Celtic’s Lewis Morgan.

Meanwhile, both Aitor Karanka and Nigel Adkins are expected to be busy in the transfer market this summer at Nottingham Forest and Hull respectively and Adelakun could be their next signing.

The Verdict

Adelakun at this price is a no-brainer; it could be one of the bargains of the summer.

With pace, skill, directness and proven end product in League One, he would surely help fire Sunderland back to the Championship.

On the other hand, he might only want to leave Scunthorpe to join a Championship side and Hull could swoop if they lose Jarrod Bowen and/or Kamil Grosicki, while Forest desperately need some creativity in midfield.

Hull, Forest and Sunderland fans – Would Adelakun be a good addition at this price? Let us know below…

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