Sunderland have made an offer of £500,000 plus add-ons for Instituto’s Mateo Bajamich, although they will face competition for the striker.
Phil Parkinson is desperate for reinforcements up top and the Black Cats have been linked with a host of players ahead of the League One season.
And, Roker Report have revealed that the club’s attention has turned to South America, as they claim a bid in excess of £500,000 has been lodged for Bajamich.
The 21-year-old was a regular for his team, who play in Argentina’s second-tier, last season and despite the team languishing in mid-table, Bajamich had an impressive campaign, hitting nine goals in 21 games.
However, Sunderland won’t have a clear run at the player, as the update also states that MLS outfit Houston Dynamo are keeping tabs on the youngster and have tabled on offer that could reach £1m for 80% of his rights.
Parkinson’s side are in League Cup action this afternoon when they play Hull, with Charlie Wyke or Will Grigg expected to start up top.
This would be a very interesting signing as Bajamich has a decent goalscoring record in his home country, although the obvious issue is about how he would adapt to the north-east and English football.
But, fans will be pleased to see the club linked with an exciting young player and it also proves that identifying a new striker is a priority.
The competition from the MLS will be a worry so it will be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming weeks.
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