Stewart Donald appeared on the Roker Rapport podcast earlier today to talk all things Sunderland, including transfer rumours.
During our chat he mentioned that he had been hoping to sign six players in the near future:
Two strikers came up on Monday, a midfielder is in from Scotland which I am hopeful will sign. We have a full-back I think will sign and a goalkeeper I think will sign.
The sixth player was Alim Öztürk, as we exclusively revealed earlier today, and we can now reveal that the full-back that Donald believes will complete a move to Sunderland is Manchester United’s England youth international Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.
Borthwick-Jackson has had recent spells on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United in the Championship and neither quite worked out, but Sunderland hope he will fare much better in League One.
The 21-year-old left-back has Premier League and Champions League experienced with United, including playing the full game in their 2-1 defeat at the Stadium of Light - which Sunderland won thanks to a Wahbi Khazri free-kick and a David De Gea own goal.
Sunderland are confident that the player will sign a loan deal to keep him at the Stadium of Light for the entirety of the 2018-19 season and he is likely to replace Bryan Oviedo, who should depart the club after his World Cup adventure comes to an end.
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