clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Reports: Sunderland Table 'Written Offer' For Croatian

Ivan Strinic: Sunderland bound? (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
Ivan Strinic: Sunderland bound? (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
Getty Images

All summer we have done our best to keep you up-to-date with not only what the domestic press are reporting with regards Sunderland, but much further afield too.

So it was with a great deal of interest that we noted a story in the Croatian press linking Martin O'Neill with a move for Croatia's Euro 2012 left back Ivan Strinic.

The report claims that Sunderland have submitted a 'written offer' to his Ukrainian Club Dnipro for the full back amounting to around €6m-7m (around £5m) and, although a slight increase on that figure may be required to get it over the line, the player himself is extremely keen on the move and a deal looks 'realistic'.

At 25-years-old, 6'1", and possessing quality delivery into the box from deep positions, Strinic would certainly fit the bill as someone who could slot into a typical O'Neill side and finally provide some long-term stability to the left back position.

It can be difficult to assess these stories, and we urge you all to take them with a pinch of salt as we simply can't vouch for their credibility, but the source, Slobodna Dalmacija, is a major publication in Croatia belonging to a large newsgroup.

It is another name to throw into the fray, if nothing else, and an interesting one at that.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Roker Report Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Sunderland news from Roker Report