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Sunderland weigh up transfer move for Premier League player

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Sunderland had a brilliant season this year which will have gone the way they wanted after they gained promotion back to the Championship after four years away. 

However, as much as they’ll have been celebrating, Alex Neil will also be making sure the focus is now on next season and ensuring the right business is done over summer to allow his side to compete in the Championship.

One of the places they will need to look at recruiting is for a goalkeeper.

As it stands, Anthony Patterson is the only first time goalkeeper at the club following Lee Burge being released and Ron-Thorben Hoffman returning to his parent club.

Patterson will be keen to remain as first choice at the club after impressing once called upon this season but according to The Sun, Sunderland are considering a move for Daniel Iversen on loan from Leicester City as another option.

The 24-year-old has been on loan with Preston North End for the past two seasons making 69 Championship appearances in that time and keeping 22 clean sheets overall.

However, the Black Cats are said to face competition for the goalkeeper’s services this summer with fellow North Eastern side Middlesbrough also said to be monitoring the goalkeeper.

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The Verdict: 

Patterson did very well this season but it was his first taste of first team football and therefore it’s hard to know whether he will adapt to the Championship well.

It is likely he will be first choice but it is sensible for Alex Neil to make sure a suitable covering goalkeeper is at the club incase they do need him.

Therefore, Iversen would be a solid signing as a player with plenty of Championship experience over the past two years.

However, you have to question whether he would see the move as the best choice for him as he will probably be eager for regular first team football after playing getting that with Preston this season and the chance of being a second choice at the Stadium of Light therefore may not appeal to him.


Passionate football fan. Currently studying a masters at UCFB alongside writing for Football League World.

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