Sunderland manager Simon Grayson is hoping to rejuvenate his attack by adding West Bromwich Albion winger Callum McManaman to his squad before the window closes, according to HITC Sport.
The Black Cats have struggled for creativity since their drop to the Championship and Grayson sees the 26 year-old as a potential signing to ignite the team’s front line this season.
McManaman, capped four times by the England under-20 camp, originally joined West Brom in January 2015 from Wigan Athletic, however, has struggled to fit into Tony Pulis’ plans at the Hawthorns.
As a result, the 2013 FA Cup winner was shipped out on loan to Sheffield Wednesday last term where he accumulated twelve appearances for the Owls.
Callum McManaman could very well become the eighth arrival through the door at the Stadium of Light this summer, but may be the second man deadline day signing after Sunderland were earlier linked with Crystal Palace man Jonny Williams.
He would bring an abundance of pace to this poor Sunderland squad and could fulfil the missing link in Simon Grayson’s attack for the forthcoming campaign.
McManaman didn’t make too many positive impressions at Sheffield Wednesday last year, but may prosper if his switch to Wearside was a permanent move and is probably looking to settle down somewhere.
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