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Reports: Sunderland Eyeing Dutch Youth To Replace Mignolet

Reports this morning suggest the club are running the rule over Dutch goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet as a replacement for Simon Mignolet.

Ian Walton

Reports today suggest that Sunderland are running the rule over Dutch Under-21 goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet as a potential replacement for Simon Mignolet, who's sale to Liverpool is nearing completion.

Dutch Newspaper Algemeen Dagblad are the source of the speculation for the highly-touted shot-stopper who is currently on duty in Israel at the European Championships with his national team.

The player is on the book's of PSV, although has spent significant time on loan at RKC Waalwijk, where he has played 67 times over the past two seasons.

His route to the first team at PSV is currently blocked by Polish 'keeper Przemysław Tytoń, which makes the 22-year old somewhat expendable.

It will come as a surprise to some if the club are considering a move for Zoet, given many are seeking a more high-profile or experienced goalkeeper to compete with Keiren Westwood for the number one shirt at the club.

The likes of Fraser Forster and Mark Schwarzer have both been mentioned, although it's understood neither are on the shopping list as the club look for someone who can stay and learn behind Westwood before potentially stepping into the breach next season when the Irishman's contract is up.

His age, availability and potential certainly makes this move one to watch as it fits perfectly with our current buying model.