Southampton defender Jake Vokins will not be returning to Sunderland on loan again, as per a recent report by Hampshire Live.
The 21-year-old left back previously had a temporary spell with the Black Cats towards the back end of last season, but only featured on four occasions under Lee Johnson in the end after contracting Covid-19.
Now it appears that the young defender will not be returning to the Stadium of Light, with it being stated in the report that Vokins is currently mulling over loan offers from other clubs in the EFL and one particular offer from the Scottish Premiership.
The Saints are said to be keen on seeing the player get a full season of senior football under his belt for the first time in his career, with the hope being that he can secure the right loan move over the coming weeks and months.
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Vokins is said to be happy with life at Southampton and is focused on becoming a first team regular in the years ahead at a club that he has been with since being a young boy.
Things just didn’t work out for Vokins at Sunderland due to reasons out of his control and it is unfortunate that he never really got to showcase is ability at the Stadium of Light.
He now seems set to sign for another Football League club and that development could well leave Lee Johnson wondering what might have been if the player had stayed available for the Black Cats last term.
Vokins possesses undoubted talent and I am sure he will thrive if he gets the opportunity to get a full senior season under his belt.
Sunderland meanwhile will be focusing their attentions on other targets, with new additions sure to be likely as they chase promotion back to the Championship once again.