Sunderland have had a bid rejected by Ross County for their forward Ross Stewart.
— Pete O'Rourke (@SportsPeteO) January 29, 2021
It’s no secret that Lee Johnson is searching for a new number nine before the transfer window shuts, as he looks to ease the pressure on Charlie Wyke, who has been the only prolific striker at the Stadium of Light this season.
And, Stewart’s name has been linked with the Wearside outfit during the window, and reporter Pete O’Rourke confirmed that the Black Cats had seen an initial offer for the 24-year-old turned down by the Scottish Premiership side.
Stewart has had a tough campaign for County, with injuries halting his progress and he has only managed two goals in 19 appearances. But, he was impressive last season, netting seven in 21 games.
It remains to be seen whether Sunderland go back in with another offer, but it has been a busy few days for the club, as they sealed the signings of Jake Vokins and Jordan Jones yesterday.
Johnson’s men are back in action as they host Gillingham this afternoon.
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It’s pretty clear that Sunderland need a new striker, as the likes of Will Grigg, Danny Graham and Aiden O’Brien just haven’t done enough so far.
Stewart is someone they rate, and whilst his record his slightly concerning this season, he is a good player that could offer a lot in League One.
So, it will be interesting to see if another bid goes in, or whether Sunderland move on to another target before the deadline.
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