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Sunderland consider move for towering Dutchman to solve goalkeeper crisis

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Sunderland are set to take a look at Robbin Ruiter, according to HITC Sport.

Robbin Ruiter has joined Sunderland on a trial basis as the Black Cats look to sign at least one new goalkeeper this summer.

Sunderland have been left with limited options between the sticks after two high profile departures this summer.

Their number one choice last season was Jordan Pickford but he has completed a big money switch to Everton this summer.

Back-up choice Vito Mannone was then expected to assume the first choice duties again but he has now signed for Reading as the Royals moved swiftly to replace Ali Al-Habsi.

This leaves Sunderland with Mika as their only senior goalkeeper and youngster Max Stryjek as their two options.

As a result, new Sunderland boss Simon Grayson is in the market for one or two new goalkeepers this summer.

His search has now lead him to Robbin Ruiter, who has been offered a trial with the Black Cats.

The 30-year-old left FC Utrecht at the end of last season after five years with the club and is available on a free transfer.

The 6ft 5in stopper has vast experience of playing in the Dutch leagues, having spent three seasons with FC Volendam prior to his move to Utrecht.

Sunderland face competition from Premier League duo Newcastle United and Burnley for Robbin Ruiter.

Sunderland fans – would you like to sign Robbin Ruiter? Let us know below…


NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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