Sunderland A.F.C. - O'Neill targeting strikers this summer
UK time is: 04:29:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.

The Journalist

Writer: safc123 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 23 2012

Time: 5:29PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Dean Is Back! (Thursday November 26 2015)

Defoe Gets The Ok To Face Potters (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Sam Would Have Kept Striker (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Stats: Palace v Black Cats (Monday November 23 2015)

Defence Needs Work Says Allardyce (Monday November 23 2015)

Sunderland Linked With Dutch Freebie? (Sunday November 22 2015)

The Sunderland Injury Table Updated (Friday November 20 2015)

Archived Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

List All Vital Sunderland Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Swansea 13 3 5 5 -4 14
15. Chelsea 13 4 2 7 -6 14
16. Norwich 13 3 3 7 -8 12
17. Newcastle 13 2 4 7 -12 10
18. Sunderland 13 2 3 8 -12 9
19. AFC Bournemouth 13 2 3 8 -13 9
20. Aston Villa 13 1 2 10 -14 5

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Liverpool : 26/11/2015 22:02:00
Buzz on the Spot - Juventus v City - The aftermath
Man City : 26/11/2015 20:45:00
Pellegrini & Toure On Juventus Loss
Man City : 26/11/2015 20:36:00
Ulloa Talks Manchester United
Leicester City : 26/11/2015 19:35:01
Davis Extends Fleetwood Spell
Leicester City : 26/11/2015 19:30:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Sunderland stay in the Prem without new players
Suggested By:  
Yes 0%
No 100%