According to reports from Football Insider, Sunderland are keen on making a last-ditch move for Celtic winger Scott Sinclair, with transfer deadline day now upon us.
The 30-year-old has been a fantastic servant to the Scottish champions, making over 160 appearances for the club and scoring 17 goals in all competitions last season.
But the wide-man is now facing an uncertain future at Parkhead, especially after being left out of the matchday squad that faced Rangers in a 2-0 Old Firm derby win at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon.
Sunderland have plenty of firepower going forward in the likes of Aiden McGeady, Chris Maguire and Will Grigg, but the Black Cats fell to a hugely disappointing 3-0 defeat to Peterborough at the weekend, which highlighted that there still may be something missing.
Here, we take a look at Sunderland fans’ reactions to this potential transfer deal…
His only ‘better’ offers available today would be another Scottish premier league team or a move overseas. I’d say we would be one of his best offers, if it’s true
— stephen murray (@Fawdonblackcat) September 2, 2019
would be absolutely bonkers if that happened in this division. Just can't see it though.
— Adam Guest (@adamguest) September 2, 2019
Its a left back we need first, but i'd be very happy if this was true, just cant see it myself
— Andrew Tonge (@tongey93) September 2, 2019
Not holding my breath
— Tim Michell (@tim_michell) September 2, 2019
You’d think abroad would be his best fit and this could be just putting him in the shop window so to speak
— General Mayhem (@Tony_young78) September 2, 2019
Do you think we’ll go for an attacking player at all? I think we need one but Ross has been pretty clear he just wants a left back.
— Steven Barker (@stered75) September 2, 2019
We've shifted a handful of players out and made room on the wage bill, so have to think we'd make allowances to sign someone on, say, £10k-£12k a week if they're of the ability that Sinclair has.
— Gav. (@Gav1879) September 2, 2019
More big wages? Can’t see it personally, think we need to sure up our defence before thinking about more forwards?
— Rob (@HillWalker70) September 2, 2019
Scott Sinclair in our league with Geadz and Ross as manager is a guaranteed 4th place finish like#SAFC
— iain (@iain_lane) September 2, 2019