Sunderland’s immediate future still looms in uncertainty as top talents are walking through the exit door and a manager is still yet to be appointed ahead of pre-season which is swiftly approaching.
The new man in charge is yet unknown as heavily rumoured boss Derek McInnes has committed his future to Aberdeen, but whoever the next gaffer is needs to get down to business as soon as possible.
A certain Adnan Januzaj should be the first acquisition by the potential new boss, whoever it is in that mind, having spent last season on loan in the north-east from Premier League giants Manchester City.
The once highly thought-of attacker hasn’t lived up to the expectations that spectators had hoped he would reach, ever since appearing on the scene for the Red Devils after scoring two goals in a victory against Sunderland.
Januzaj has endured a rather underwhelming stint at German outfit Borussia Dortmund, and it’s fair to say he is far off the potential that he could definitely fulfil if he kept his attention on football.
With the money the Black Cats have earned following the Premier League’s ‘bonus money’, as you will, and the £25 million instantaneous fee the club should receive from the sale of Jordan Pickford then the finances will allow the permanent purchase of the 22-year-old.
Something that is vitally pivotal as well in the Championship is international experience, as we’ve seen from the likes of Pontus Jansson, and that is an attribute Adnan Januzaj has to some extent with the six caps he’s racked up for Belgium.
Sunderland supporters, do you think the Jordan Pickford money will re-invested in the squad? Can the club afford Adnan Januzaj? Let us hear your thoughts in the comment section below!