With Keiren Westwood seemingly ruled out for the rest of the season and Manchester United rumoured to be tracking Vito Mannone, a new goalkeeper is a priority for Sunderland during this window.
Having already been linked with a host of goalkeepers, the latest reports suggest Almeria's Argentinian Oscar Ustari may be Gus Poyet's next target. Usmari, who is negotiating his contract termination from the Spanish side, has reportedly been offered a one-year contract by Sunderland but Poyet will face competition for his signature with Uruguayan side Penarol also offering the player a contract, albeit on less money and only a six month contract.
The 27-year-old came through the ranks at Argentinian side Independiente, where he once scored a penalty, before having an unproductive spell with Getafe in Spain. He then return to South America, this time with Boca Juniors where he won the Copa Argentina before moving back to Spain with Almeria, where he has been their regular back up goalkeeper, with his most recent appearance coming in a 2-0 defeat to Racing Santander in the Copa Del Rey on Tueday.
He's not the only goalkeeper the club have been linked to today, with Millwall's Irish international David Forde also believed to be under consideration. 34-year-old Forde is out of contract in the summer and he is reportedly available for a small fee during this window.
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