League One duo Sunderland and Peterborough United are both interested in signing defender James Wilson in January, a report from Football Insider has claimed.
Wilson only joined the pair’s third-tier promotion rivals, Ipswich Town in the summer following his departure from Lincoln City, but with the 30-year-old having only signed a contract until the end of 2019, he is set to once again be a free agent come January as things stand.
So far this season, Wilson has made ten appearances in all competitions for the Tractor Boys, during which time they have kept six clean sheets, and it seems those performances have caught the attention of others within the division.
According to the latest reports, both Sunderland and Peterborough are targeting Wilson for a move in January, as both look to make their own push for promotion this season, along with Paul Lambert’s table toppers.
Sunderland, who earlier this week sacked manager Jack Ross, are currently sixth in the League One standings, with Peterborough just one place and one point behind in seventh.
I think this could be a good signing for one of these two sides.
Ipswich have enjoyed a hugely impressive start to their League One campaign following their relegation from the Championship last season, and it certainly seems as though Wilson has played his part in that.
You imagine therefore, that he could be an equally useful addition for either Sunderland or Peterborough, both of whom will have the same aim of promotion as Ipswich this season.
Even so, given his performances so far this campaign, and with two of their League One rivals circling, I can’t imagine Ipswich will be too willing to let Wilson go without offering him the chance of signing an extended deal at Portman Road.