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Sunderland eye prolific 18-goal striker to fire them back to the Championship

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According to the Sky Sports News Live Transfer Blog [Wednesday 20th June, 22:28], Sunderland want to sign Lyle Taylor.

Taylor will be available on a free transfer unless he pens a new contract with AFC Wimbledon before the end of this month.

And after netting 18 times for the Dons last season, he is understandably a man in demand.

The prolific striker is also being chased by Charlton Athletic, Southend United and Peterborough United, with AFC Wimbledon also keen to tie him down to a new contract.

The 28-year-old is Wimbledon’s all time leading goal scorer in the Football League after they were reborn following the original Wimbledon’s relocation to Milton Keynes.

Taylor has 44 goals in the Football League for the Wombles and he is a firm fans’ favourite at Kingsmeadow.

But Sunderland are hoping to bring him in as the man to lead the attack next season.

The Black Cats were relegated to League One and are now planning to rebuild their squad ahead of the upcoming campaign.

New manager Jack Ross has identified the Montserrat international as the forward he wants to lead the line up front and Sunderland are expected to swoop for the soon-to-be free agent.

The Verdict

Taylor is a proven goal scorer at League One level and he has been starring for Wimbledon despite them fighting against relegation for parts of last season.

If he is the key man in a Sunderland attack competing for promotion, he could easily break the 20-goal barrier.

This is exactly the type of signing Sunderland need to target as Taylor is in the prime of his career, he is a proven goal scorer in League One and he is a free agent.

Sunderland fans – Can you land Taylor? Let us know below…


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