Sunderland have targeted two new strikers in their search to find Josh Maja’s replacement, with Tom Eaves and Mo Eisa being the latest names linked with a move to the club according to Peter O’Rourke.
O’Rourke revealed the news on his Twitter page, and the Black Cats’ search for a striker seems to be continuing up to the final hour of the transfer window.
Eaves, in particular, could be of significant interest after such an impressive season for a struggling Gillingham side.
He has 14 league goals to his name this season and is sure to be a man in-demand on deadline day. Eaves would be the ideal signing for Sunderland as he is a proven goalscorer at League One level.
Whereas Eisa has rarely featured for Bristol City this season after making the move to Ashton Gate from Cheltenham Town in the summer.
He is yet to make a league appearance for the Robins and his future surely lies away from the club.
It remains to be seen as to whether a move for Eisa would be a permanent or temporary switch, but he could be the ideal replacement for Maja who left for Bordeaux.
This development comes after the Black Cats failed in a move to sign Bournemouth striker, Sam Surridge on a loan deal earlier today.
Jack Ross will be hoping to have a deal completed for a new striker before the 11pm deadline this evening, but they’ll have to act fast to secure a deal for any new additions.
These are the types of strikers that Sunderland should be targeting.
The pair are proven goalscorers in the lower leagues and would fit into the Sunderland side perfectly as they challenge for an immediate return to the Championship.
They are the perfect Maja replacement, and either man would be the striker Sunderland need to fire themselves into the automatic promotion places.