Sunderland fans have been met with the disappointing news that Jordan Pickford looks set to depart this summer, after a stunning season in the Premier League with them.
The Black Cats will take enormous solace in the fact that they’ll see a payment of £30 million from Everton for their star man, allowing them great manoeuvrability in the transfer window this summer as they hope to rebuild their squad and mount a Premier League assault.
The club have been left without a manager after David Moyes left his role as boss at the Stadium of Light.
Whoever they appoint will need to find a goalkeeper with the potential to replace Pickford, who was fantastic last year.
And one player the Mackems should definitely look to bring in is Barnsley goalkeeper Adam Davies.
Davies enjoyed a stunning season with Barnsley last year, who, as a club, exceeded all expectations of a relegation dog fight and actually looked like outsiders for the play-offs at times during 2016/17.
They had many players who impressed individually who have already departed, like Conor Hourihane and Sam Winnall, but a man who didn’t get quite the plaudits he deserved was Davies in goal.
Davies is a like for like replacement for Pickford as he is young (only 24-years-old) and English, as well as being a mean shot stopper, making the most saves out of any Championship goalkeeper this season.
Given the fees Barnsley have commanded for their other star players, Davies would appear to command a modest fee in comparison to other stand out Championship players, and this move would be extremely smart for Sunderland.
Sunderland fans… What do you make of this opinion? Who do you want to replace Pickford? Let us know in the comments below!