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TRANSFER UPDATE: Sunderland’s situation “will look different in a week” with incomings expected

Whilst things appear to have ground to a halt on the transfer front at Sunderland AFC, we’re told that things could look very different in the next week or so.

DARLINGTON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Sunderland manager Jack Ross looks on during a pre-season friendly game between Darlington FC and Sunderland AFC
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Whilst Sunderland’s transfer activity does appear on the face of it to have ground to a halt, we’re told that serious efforts are being made to strengthen Jack Ross’ depleted squad and that “the situation will look very different in a week”, with the club intent on spending money on players that will give us an edge over our competition as we look to climb out of League One at the first attempt.

Whilst eight signings have already been made - two of which have been for our U23s side - we’re told that the club ideally want AT LEAST six new additions right down the spine of the first-team squad in time for the season’s opener with Charlton Athletic on the 4th of August.

Two central defenders, two central midfielders and two strikers are what they’re hoping to ideally add, and we’re told that, contrary to rumours floating around on social media, they will be spending money on bringing players to the club.

Stewart Donald updated fans via Twitter yesterday regarding the club’s transfer situation - but we’re told that despite his claims they’re hoping to add more than the 4 or 5 players he alluded to
@StewartDonald3 on Twitter

We’re also told that “we’re after good players” who “have good CVs” that the fans will hopefully be happy with - so fingers crossed that everything goes well and they’re capable of getting the deal over the line sooner rather than later.

The team head to Hartlepool United this weekend before taking a jaunt down the east coast to face Grimsby Town on Tuesday, and the hope is that, at the very least, by the time we cross the border to take on St Mirren we’ll have some new faces on board and on the pitch for the game.

We don’t have any names to bring you at this stage, but the news does sound initially promising and at least shows that the recruitment team aren’t sitting on their hands whilst the time passes.