Sunderland were recently linked with a trio of Argentine internationals, Santiago Vergini, Mariano Andujar and Ignacio Scocco, and Gus Poyet today confirmed the club's interest in all three.
Speaking to TyC Sports, Poyet confirmed Sunderland's ongoing interest in Vergini but said the deal is not quite over the line yet;
We are very close, but it is not yet done.
Poyet then spoke about what the player would bring to the club;
He is a central defender who has been playing at the top level for a few years and he has had a chance to play with the Argentina national team.
He's big, so he's good for England, he reads the game well and he is a good defender.
Let's hope he can adapt quickly if we get him.
Not stopping there, Poyet then switched his attentions to Sunderland's interest in Catania goalkeeper Andujar, which we brought you news of earlier today;
I really like the style of South American goalkeepers and Andujar is a player I like a lot.
We have made an approach to Catania to sign him. It is something we are working on.
He then spoke about Nacho Scocco of Internacional, although cautious about Sunderland's chances of signing the prolific striker, he did mention how impressed he was with Scocco's scoring rate;
Every time I saw Scocco play he scored!
Vergini looks like he will be a Sunderland player in the coming days but whether anything comes from the interest in Scocco and Andujar remains to be seen.
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