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Sunderland plotting transfer deal with Birmingham City

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League One side Sunderland are interested in taking Birmingham City striker Greg Stewart to the Stadium of Light, according to the Scottish Sun.

The 28-year-old has been deemed surplus to requirements at St Andrew’s this season, spending time on loan north of the border with Kilmarnock.

He’s been in fine form there, bagging eight times in 16 matches, which has prompted interest from Aberdeen, as well as Jack Ross’ Black Cats.

Birmingham reportedly paid £500,000 to Dundee for his services in 2016, which might give any chasing sides an indication of how much they’ll be wanting back for Stewart.

Stewart spent time on loan at Pittodrie last season, only scoring three times for Aberdeen in 38 appearances. His time wearing the blue of Birmingham has been less fruitful, with 21 outings and no goals the sum total of his contribution to their cause.

Stewart started out with Syngenta Amateurs before a move to Cowdenbeath, where he scored 40 times in 141 appearances. That took him to Dundee, where 22 top flight goals in 71 outings convinced Birmingham he’d be a wise acquisition for them.

The Verdict

I could see Stewart being a great signing for Sunderland right now, if the deal can be struck. He’s a player clearly suited to a certain level of competition, that being League One or the lower reaches of the SPL.

At 28 though, he’s not one for the future and if they go up, how long will he last in their Championship side?

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