Sunderland have seen quite a few gamers coming and happening Wearside throughout the summer time switch window because the Black Cats managed to finish their time in League One by successful promotion again to the Championship on the finish of final season.
One large identify who introduced his time on the Stadium of Gentle to an finish this summer time is Aiden McGeady.
After making 149 appearances for the Black Cats throughout all competitions throughout his time on the membership, the winger discovered the web 36 instances and delivered 34 assists alongside the best way. The Irishman now finds himself in Scotland after becoming a member of Hibernian on a free switch.
With nonetheless a while left earlier than the summer time switch window closes, this might give Sunderland the possibility to herald an acceptable substitute for the 36-year-old.
One identify who has been talked about with a transfer to the Stadium of Gentle and who might be an excellent candidate to switch McGeady is Manchester Metropolis winger Marlos Moreno.
The Cityzens signed the winger again in 2016 from Colombian aspect Atletico Nacional. Since then, the 25-year-old has hung out with golf equipment in Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Belgium while out on mortgage.
With 189 appearances below his belt, the attacker has scored 20 objectives and supplied 20 assists within the course of, highlighting how harmful he will be in entrance of purpose.
In 32 league appearances with Belgian membership KV Kortrijk final season, not solely did the Metropolis winger finish the marketing campaign with the second-highest variety of pictures (41) within the squad, he additionally delivered 25 crosses, made 25 interceptions and received the joint-highest variety of tackles (38).
Ought to Sunderland try to signal Marlos Moreno?
Taking into account how McGeady racked up 65 crosses in 14 League One matches final season and took 22 pictures at purpose, this exhibits that Morelos may provide extra of a purpose menace than the previous Sunderland winger, for whom the 25-year-old could be an acceptable substitute.
Praised by journalist Sven Claes for his “fantastic” performances for Lommel throughout the 2020/21 season, the Colombian might be a really helpful potential addition to Alex Neil’s squad and assist the Black Cats to overlook about McGeady’s departure.
If the Premier League champions could be prepared to let the participant depart on mortgage but once more and check himself in England slightly than going overseas as soon as extra, a transfer to Sunderland may benefit all events.