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Sunderland step up their pursuit of Championship striker, bid tabled

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Sunderland have made a bid for Will Grigg but Wigan are ‘surprised’ by the low offer tabled from the League One high-flyers.

That’s the latest according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon, who revealed news of the bid on his Twitter account earlier today.

The Black Cats are on the lookout for a new number nine as Jack Ross looks to strengthen his squad for the promotion push.

And, Sky Sports revealed last night that the Northern Ireland striker is a major target for Sunderland.

Ross has a few options up top but they still feel one player short, whilst there is also doubts as to whether current top scorer Josh Maja will stay beyond the current window.

Grigg has scored 19 plus league goals in the third tier on four occasions in his career, so is a proven player for that level.

However, he has struggled for game time this season, with Latics boss Paul Cook primarily using the 27-year-old as a sub in the league.

Therefore, he may be welcome to moving and getting regular football.

The Verdict

Clearly, Sunderland are going to need to make more progress if they want to land Grigg and it seems as though the two clubs are a long way away in terms of their valuations.

He is the type of signing that the Black Cats should be looking to make as he is proven at this level and they simply need to get out of the third-tier this season.

But, there’s some work that needs to be done and if it doesn’t represent value for money they need to look elsewhere quickly.

Thoughts, Sunderland fans? Let us know in the comments below.

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