Newcastle are ‘keeping a close eye’ on former Sunderland loanee Dion Sanderson, according to The Daily Mail.
Sanderson – who spent the 2020/21 season at the Stadium of Light – has returned to parent club Wolves and is believed to be available for just £2million this summer.
The Black Cats have already had a £1million bid rejected as they look to re-sign the centre-back who impressed at the Stadium of Light last term.
The Mail claim that we are monitoring the situation and could even swoop in for the 21-year-old from under the noses of the Mackems, who are set to face their fourth season in League One.
A host of Championship clubs are also believed to be keen on the 6ft 2′ defender, with Sheffield United, Cardiff City and Stoke all mentioned in the piece, while The Chronicle reported earlier this year that we had sent scouts to watch the Wolves talent.
Ironically, Toon fans were quick to call out Sunderland supporters last season when Sanderson signed on loan, saying it looked like they’d bought Allan Saint-Maximin on Wish:
I can’t see it myself, but using our Premier League might to snare a player from under Sunderland’s noses would be a good result in my books before the lad even kicks a ball!
Steve Bruce could teach him a trick or two about swapping red-and-white for black-and-white, so I’m sure he would have no problem making the transition to the better half of the North East if anything came of this latest transfer link!