Sunderland Targets Premier League Free Agents for 2024-25 Season Boost

Sunderland is targeting Premier League players out of contract this summer to strengthen their squad. The club aims to bolster their striker and central midfield options after finishing 16th in the Championship.

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Sunderland Targets Premier League Free Agents for 2024-25 Season Boost

Sunderland Targets Premier League Free Agents for 2024-25 Season Boost

Sunderland is gearing up for an active summer transfer window as they continue their search for a new permanent manager. The club, aiming to challenge higher up the table in the 2024-25 season, is considering signing Premier League players who will be out of contract this summer.

The list of potential free agent targets includes goalkeepers from Everton, Manchester City, and Nottingham Forest, as well as a midfielder from Luton Town. These players could arrive at Sunderland on free transfers, providing a cost-effective way to strengthen the squad.

Sunderland legends Gary Bennett and Gordon Armstrong have emphasized the need for the club to bolster their striker and central midfield options during the summer transfer window. The team's strikers have struggled this season, with top scorer Nazariy Rusyn managing only two goals. Jack Clarke's 16 league goals have been crucial for the team.

Armstrong stated, "It's not rocket science at the end of the day. If you have a striker who scores 20, 25 goals it's certainly a big help." Bennett added, "You've seen teams in the last couple of games, we've seen West Brom, Leeds, and you're thinking we're not too far away. You are thinking if we just had maybe a striker we wouldn't have been far away."

The holding midfield role has also been a problem area for Sunderland, with Corry Evans missing most of the 2023-24 season. Strengthening this position will be a priority for the club in the upcoming transfer window.

Sunderland is set to announce their retained list in the coming days as they prepare for a busy summer. The club finished the 2023-24 season in 16th place in the Championship with 56 points, 17 points behind sixth-place Norwich. Despite credible results against promotion challengers West Brom and Leeds, Sunderland ultimately fell short of their goals.

The summer transfer window will see plenty of incomings and outgoings across English football. Sunderland's focus on signing Premier League free agents could provide them with the boost needed to mount a serious challenge in the 2024-25 season. As the club continues its search for a new permanent manager, fans will be eagerly awaiting the arrival of new signings to strengthen the squad and help the team reach new heights.

Key Takeaways

  • Sunderland targets Premier League free agents to strengthen squad.
  • Goalkeepers, midfielders, and strikers are priority positions.
  • Club legends emphasize need for 20-goal striker and holding midfielder.
  • Sunderland finished 16th in Championship with 56 points.
  • New manager and signings expected to boost 2024-25 season hopes.