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REPORT: Sunderland make enquiry for promising Swiss forward but are put off by hefty price tag

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According to a source who has spoken to a Scottish newspaper, Sunderland have been put off by the price tag of a forward who impressed on loan at Hibernian last season.

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According to a source who spoke to the Scotsman newspaper, Sunderland have been put off by the price tag of Swiss forward Florian Kamberi having heard what his parent club want for him in order to secure his services.

The 23-year old poacher spent the latter part of last season on loan with Hibernian and bagged an impressive nine goals in 14 games, which has apparently prompted new Sunderland manager Jack Ross to enquire into how much it’d cost for us to take him off the hands of Swiss side Grasshopper Club Zürich.

In the article - which can be found here - a source close to Kamberi apparently said:

Florian’s form in Scotland had alerted the new manager of Sunderland to his potential and an enquiry was made. However, Hibs have a [lower] fee agreed with Grasshoppers, no other club does. It looks like Sunderland’s interest is over.

So whilst Kamberi may well just be one of many players that we’ve enquired about, it does suggest that the new regime are open to signing players that have used the Scottish leagues as their proving ground - something which we here at Roker Report speculated about in recent days.