Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

O'Neill targeting strikers this summer

O'Neill targeting strikers this summer

Martin O'Neill has told Sky Sports News that his priority will be adding to the club's striking ranks this summer.

With Nicklas Bendtner only on loan from Arsenal, and Frazier Campbell in and out of of the side following injury, O'Neill's next most senior options are Connor Wickham and Ji Dong Won.

O'Neill said of his lack of striking options:

'Of course it's a position that you would be looking at, considering that one of our main strikers actually is on loan.

'That situation has not been resolved, nor have we had any time to do that.

'But when you have one of your main strikers as a loan player, then of course it becomes important for you to look at centre-forwards.'

Sunderland have been linked with two forwards in particular by the tabloid press already this week.

Wolves' Steven Fletcher and Wigan's Victor Moses are two names being linked with a potential summer move to the Stadium of Light, though Moses is also believed to be wanted by Liverpool.

According to The Daily Mail, O'Neill will be asked to raise his own transfer funds by moving on fringe players.

The likes of Ahmed Elmohamady, Cristian Riveros and George McCartney are out of favour and in some cases out on loan but more worrying is the likelihood of losing Stephane Sessegnon.

The Mail understand that chairman Ellis Short will instruct O'Neill to move on some of the highly-paid flops from the Steve Bruce and Roy Keane era's in order to fund his own ambitions.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:safc123
Date:Monday April 23 2012
Time: 5:29PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Grayson Impressed But No Ruiter Deal Yet

Having trained with the club last week the free agent, having left Utrecht, was given a chance in a game situation as Ruiter featured in the pre-season friendly win over Bradford.

Matthews' First Team Hopes

Matthews has featured in all games so far, including a full 90 against St Johnstone and the best part of the meeting against Hartlepool with a cameo outing at Bradford on Saturday.

Grayson Pleased Following Bradford

Manager Simon Grayson has said he was content with more progress being shown by Sunderland following our friendly victory over Bradford.

AFCON Boost For League Sides From 2019

Changes to the African Cup of Nations have provided Premier League teams with a boost from the season of 2018/19.

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Sunderland
Write For Vital Sunderland
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By:
Pickford64%
Jones0%
O Shea7%
Lescott2%
Manquillo2%
Larsson5%
Cattermole2%
Rodwell2%
Oviedo2%
Januzaj0%
Borini2%
Sub - Gooch5%
Sub - Gibson7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Results (view all)

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football