Sunderland have reportedly struck a deal to sign Wigan striker Will Grigg, according to reliable journalist, Keith Downie.
The Sky Sports reporter broke the news on Twitter late on Thursday evening and it remains to be seen as to if they can complete the deal in time for the 11pm deadline.
BREAKING: Sixth time lucky! Sunderland have agreed a deal to buy Will Grigg from Wigan. They’re trying to push it through before the Deadline #SAFC ????
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 31, 2019
If they can pull this deal off, then it will put to an end one of the longest running transfer sagas of this month.
Sunderland have been in the market for a striker since Josh Maja departed the club in favour of a move to French side Bordeaux earlier this month.
The Black Cats have had a number of bids turned down, according to Sky Sports, but this latest update seems to suggest that their could be new hope in finalising a deal.
Grigg has been frozen out of the Wigan side this season, which will be frustrating for the Northern Irish international as he is a proven goalscorer.
This could be the missing piece in the jigsaw for Sunderland’s promotion bid, as Grigg is proven at League One level, having previously fired Wigan to promotion in recent seasons.
How late could you leave it? But this would be a huge signing for Sunderland.
They need to get this deal done in time, but only time will tell as 11pm approaches.
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