Sunderland in for Sheffield United striker & George Evans set to travel to Wearside

Following an exciting few days in which Sunderland have lodged bids for Bradford City's Charlie Wyke and Cheltenham Town's Mohamed Eisa, it appears Jack Ross is set to further add to his attacking options by exploring the possibility of snapping up Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp.

by Molly_Burke Tuesday, 17 July 2018 09:13 PM Comments

Sharp's name has been thrown about recently with his superb goal tally in League One very hard to ignore, however the 32-year-old today held talks with The Blades to discuss his future. Whilst Sharp has had an extremely successful spell with his hometown club, he only made 20 appearances for Sheffield United last season and with age not on his side it doesn't look like Sharp is going to be regaining his starting position anytime soon.

If Jack Ross and Stewart Donald were able to persuade Sharp to make the move to Wearside it would be a great signing for us, adding a proven goalscorer to our ranks and already improving our attack massively. Whilst Josh Maja holds a lot of promise, we can't rely on the youngster and bringing in the likes of Sharp, Wyke and Eisa would provide us with a lot more hope for the season ahead.

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Whilst we are looking to add more attackers to our squad, it also looks like we are getting closer to signing Reading's George Evans, after the two clubs came to a formal agreement about the sale of the player. Evans is set to leave the Royal's training camp in Austria and head to Sunderland for personal talks. 

I think it's fair to say that not too many people know much about the midfielder, but it's good news if Reading fan's comments are anything to go by, with the majority very disappointed at his inevitable departure. 

Amongst all the excitement of the transfer talk, the club have confirmed that Wahbi Khazri has signed for Saint Etienne for a fee that could rise to £9m, with the Tunisian's impressive World Cup adding to his transfer value. It's disappointing that it never worked out for him here but for that amount of money - as well as his wages off the books - it's pretty relieving that he's finally gone. 

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