Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Sunderland Make Offer For This French Midfielder: Where Can He Fit Into Ross’ Squad?

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Ayush Chaurasia
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According to the latest reports from France Football, Sunderland are set to target Guingamp’s midfielder Adam Boujamaa. The 20-year-old is currently playing for their reserve side, but there is every chance that he could leave in the summer as the French outfit failed to secure him on a professional contract. It is believed that Sunderland have already made an offer for the highly talented midfielder. Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers are also interested in him.

Guingamp’s reserve side currently play in the French third tier. The fact that the player is available on a cheap has made other teams interested in his signature as well. The Black Cats are currently fighting to win promotion to the Championship and are currently on track as they occupy the fourth position with quite a few games in hand over their other promotion rivals.

Boujamaa is an attacking minded midfielder and we don’t expect Sunderland to go for another defensive midfielder after they signed their former academy product Grant Leadbitter in the January transfer window. George Honeyman is the current creative outlet in midfield for Sunderland, but the Englishman is in the final six months of his contract. It would be interesting to see whether he would extend his stay at the Stadium of Light.

Lynden Gooch is also another one who can play the attacking midfield role, but Jack Ross has often used him on the right flank. However, the signing of Lewis Morgan might mean that Gooch can be shifted to play in central areas.

It’s never easy for players coming from other leagues to establish themselves in England straightaway as the physicality and the pace of the football can take the outsiders by surprise. However, to us, the club seems confident that Boujamaa would come good as the Wearside outfit have already made an offer for the talented midfielder.

With Blackburn in the mix, Sunderland would hope that they make it to the Championship by next season in order to lure Boujamaa. If not, then Blackburn could be the hot favourites to land him given that they would be playing in the higher division.

Creative midfielders are often a rare breed and one can understand why Sunderland are already planning for the summer. With the 20-year-old available on the cheap, Jack Ross would be keen to see this move go over the line. However, we will have to wait and see on what Guingamp would do with the offer made by the Black Cats.

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