UK time is: 09:03:57
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

SAFC Paper Talk #15



Martin O'Neill could be set to add another defender to his squad, with the loan signing of Hamburg defender Paul Scharner.

Scharner, 32, has Premier League experience after spending six years with Wigan Athletic and West Bromwich Albion.

However the Austrian international has found himself fell down the pecking order with the Bundesliga club, making just four first-team appearances this season.

O'Neill appears to still be keen to bolster his options at the back, and the 40-cap Austrian international is his number one target.

Valentine Hobel, Scharner's agent, told The Sunderland Echo that Sunderland are in pole position to land the experienced defender on a temporary basis:

"Paul wants to show next season what he can do for HSV, but for that he needs match practice and that would probably be at Sunderland.

"We`re hoping for a loan until the end of the season and then return to HSV."

In terms of departures, attacker James McFadden sees his short-term contract expire today and after just three substitute appearances, he seems unlikely to earn another.

The 30 year-old Scottish winger-cum-forward is fee to leave the Stadium of Light to join another club and there is believed to be interest from another of his former employers, Birmingham City.

Former Scotland and Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is believed to be interested in taking the former Everton man to the City ground, whilst Aberdeen and Motherwell are both expressing an interest.

Finally, Louis Saha is understood to have offers in the MLS, Middle East and Brazil as well at South Africa as he looks for his next club.
The Journalist

Writer: safc123 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 27 2013

Time: 4:11PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Wattsy44 14
2. 8barcodes 12
3. JoJoGrant 12
4. andyj1973 7
5. Poyets Pet 5
6. Freaky Teeth 4
7. thomas bjorn 4
8. pookie 3
9. treader 2
10. Mick Themackem 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Newcastle 9 2 4 3 -5 10
15. Aston Villa 9 3 1 5 -10 10
16. Crystal Palace 9 2 3 4 -3 9
17. Leicester City 9 2 3 4 -4 9
18. Sunderland 9 1 5 3 -9 8
19. Q.P.R. 9 2 1 6 -10 7
20. Burnley 9 0 4 5 -11 4

Breaking League News

Name the Starting XI - QPR (h)
Chelsea : 31/10/2014 06:25:00
Swansea Hopeful Sigurdsson amp; Ki Will Return
Swansea : 30/10/2014 20:52:00
Swansea City Have Fernandez Red Card Rescinded
Swansea : 30/10/2014 20:44:00
Irvine Expecting Tough Leicester Encounter
WBA : 30/10/2014 17:12:00
Varela Resumes Full Training
WBA : 30/10/2014 17:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Sunderland v Stoke (League)
Suggested By:  
Sunderland win 34%
Draw 41%
Stoke win 25%