Sunderland are interested in making a potential move for Dundee United defender Jamie Robson this summer as they aim to bolster their defensive options, according to the Daily Record.
Robson has been a player in-demand this summer transfer window following his impressive form with Dundee United in the Scottish Premier League last season.
The 23-year-old had helped his side record 12 clean sheets in his 36 league appearances last term with him also providing two assists.
It is believed that Lincoln City have been showing the strongest interest in the left-back so far this summer and that the Imps have already seen a six-figure offer rejected by Dundee United for the 23-year-old.
However, the latest report from the Daily Record reveals that the Imps remain keen on signing the defender and have not given up hope of securing a move for the 23-year-old.
Michael Appleton’s side are thought to be attempting to raise additional funds so that they can come in with a second offer for Robson.
The report adds that Sunderland are also potentially interested in making a move for Robson this summer as the Black Cats aim to bring in a new left-back. However, Lee Johnson’s side have yet to come in with an offer to tempt Dundee United into selling.
Robson’s situation seems as though it is going to go right down to the wire this summer with both Sunderland and Lincoln chasing him. It does seem that the Imps have been the most keen to secure his signature but that they have found meeting Dundee United’s valuation a challenge up to this point.
That might now have given Sunderland the chance to step in and wrap up a deal for the defender. The left-back area of the squad is certainly somewhere the Black Cats need to strengthen this summer, and it will be vital that they bring in someone with quality to challenge for regular starts in that position if they are to enjoy a strong campaign.
The 23-year-old fits the bill as someone that Johnson can develop over the coming years and looks able to be a strong performer at League One level based on his form for Dundee United last term.
You would imagine that the Black Cats might have the resources to beat Lincoln to his signature and that would be a real boost for them considering it would take away a key target from a promotion rival.