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Why This Versatile Wide Player Could Be A Smashing Transfer If Sunderland Can Afford Him

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Sourav Bhakat
An ardent sports lover who loves to sleep, eat and watch Manchester City play. In that order.

Sunderland are reportedly interested in signing Norwich city winger Robby Brady but due to their financial constraints, they might have to sell before splashing the cash.

The Black Cats have had a horrendous season till now and it is quite clear that they will be embroiled in an intense relegation battle till the end of the season.

One feels for David Moyes, who, after wretched spells at Real Sociedad and Manchester United, would have hoped for a more settled project at the Stadium of Light. But he has had to deal with horrible luck in the form of injuries and bans which have proved too steep for the team to climb and conquer. Hence, they are staring down into an abyss from the lowly 18th spot with Hull City and Swansea City the teams who are saving them the ignominy of being the last ranked.

The club is strapped for cash and Moyes has reiterated that they need to sell before they can even think about bolstering the team. Sunderland have Januzaj, Khazri, Pienaar, Lynden Gooch and Watmore as options out wide. Amongst them, Januzaj has been off-color and has already been linked with a move away while Pienaar has lost a lot of pace and has been played in a number of positions now.

Khazri is off to the AFCON while Gooch is a long-term absentee with Watmore out for the season. They are really in a precarious position now and with the 2nd of the season already started, it will be a make-or-break couple of months for them.


The club has been lucky time and again, escaping successive relegation scares but might not be so fortunate this time around. Moyes needs to spend in the window and he needs to do it fast to alleviate the doom and gloom around the club.

Brady began his career in the Manchester United academy. However, after featuring just once for United’s first team, he joined Hull City initially on loan and then permanently in 2013. He made 124 appearances for the Tigers, helping them reach the 2014 FA Cup Final. In 2015, he joined Norwich City for £7 million.

After 50 appearances for them, he is now the centre of interest for clubs like Sunderland, Leicester City and Crystal Palace.  He can operate at left-back and also on the left-wing and his effectiveness from both the areas makes him such an asset.

With doubts over Van Aanholt’s future at the club and Sunderland’s desperate need for players in almost every position, it is a signing which will certainly add value to their squad.

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