Sunderland have already made one signing this month, but they’re determined to do more.
The addition of Kyle Lafferty has been seen as an excellent deal for the club, but Phil Parkinson’s side certainly aren’t done just yet.
The Black Cats are looking to add another striker to the mix, with Liam Boyce among the frontrunners.
Boyce has enjoyed a decent season for Burton Albion so far this term after scoring 13 goals in 32 appearances.
Sunderland are keen to add firepower to their attack as they look to push towards promotion, and the 28-year-old is seen as one if the prime candidates to help them do so.
The striker was in action on Tuesday night as his goal helped Burton Albion to victory over MK Dons – a display which manager Nigel Clough admitted could be his last for the Brewers.
The admission came via Sky Sports reporter Ben Ransom who said that a deal will depend on finances.
Nigel Clough admits that Liam Boyce could have played his last game for Burton Albion.
Striker scored his 14th goal of the season to give them 1-0 win against MK Dons, but he’s out of contract in the summer.
— Ben Ransom (@BenRansomSky) January 14, 2020
Liam Boyce is out of contract in the summer, meaning that Burton Albion risk losing him for nothing unless they decide to cash in this month.
Sunderland could look to hold off with a view to a free transfer in the summer, but that could be risky as other clubs will likely enter the race.
A move for Liam Boyce could be a smart move for Sunderland.
The striker has a proven track record at League One level and could be just the tonic for the Black Cats as they look to push on and make a late charge for promotion.
Of course a move will depend on finances, but if Sunderland want him then they’ll have to pay.