Bristol City will not be making a move to try and sign Wolves defender Dion Sanderson in the summer transfer window despite having recently been credited with an interest, per Bristol Live.
Sanderson is a player who has been attracting plenty of interest from clubs throughout the Premier League and Championship after his string of excellent performances during his loan spell with Sunderland this term. The defender was linked with a potential move to Bristol City in the last few weeks with them and Huddersfield Town thought to be two Championship sides interested.
However, there is also interest from the likes of Sheffield United, Brighton and Crystal Palace. Sunderland are of course also interested in keeping hold of the defender and Lee Johnson’s side are thought to potentially hold an advantage in keeping hold of the 21-year-old who would be open to remaining at the Stadium of Light if they earn promotion, per the Daily Mail.
Bristol Live are now reporting that the Robins will not be pursuing a move for Sanderson in the summer transfer window with them planning to revamp their squad with other targets. The defender himself has already suggested that his main preference is to remain with his parent club Wolves and get chances to perform in the top-flight.
This is some encouraging news for Sunderland as it at least rules out one of the many sides who will be taking a strong look towards Sanderson in the summer transfer window. The defender’s future is going to be something that is constantly reported on between now and the end of the campaign given how strong he is performing at the moment.
Sunderland need to be ready to make a move for him in the summer if they go on to earn promotion and Wolves suggest that they will not be keeping hold of him. The Black Cats are facing strong competition for his signature but they have the advantage of being able to offer him continuity and to come back into the side and know he can perform well.
Bristol City are perhaps wanting to prioritise other areas of their squad rather than pursuing a move for the defender. Sanderson would always have been a difficult transfer target for them to have pursued anyway given that he will be on the radar of clubs with bigger budgets than the Robins, so they perhaps feel it is better to spend their money in other areas.