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Sunderland eyeing up summer transfer move for 24-year-old

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Sunderland are considering a summer swoop for Wigan Athletic defender Donervon Daniels, according to reports in The Chronicle.

The Montserrat international had spent the first half of the current campaign on loan at Rochdale, but was recalled by Latics boss Paul Cook during the winter transfer window.

The 24-year-old joined the club in 2015 following his release from West Bromwich Albion, enjoying an excellent first season as the club secured promotion from League One.

However injury forced the player out for much of the 2016/17 campaign, with Cook deciding to send Daniels to Rochdale to rediscover his form.

Recalled in January, Daniels’ contract is set to expire in the summer, with The Chronicle reporting that Black Cats boss Chris Coleman is keen to add him to his options at The Stadium of Light.

The Verdict

Daniels impressed during his first season at Wigan, but injury almost forced him into a loan move to Rochdale in the summer.

However now back at the DW and with plenty of game time between now and the end of the season, the former West Brom man will hope to play a role in Wigan’s title surge, and earn himself a lucrative move when he becomes a free agent in the summer.

Sunderland fans may feel concern that Coleman is preparing the club for life in League One by targeting players such as Daniels who have plied their trade in the division on a regular basis, but if the player proves himself in the next three months, he could be a worthy addition to a second tier side.

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