Camara talks Tierney
Former Wolverhampton Wanderers, Burnley and Celtic full-back Mo Camara turned to scouting once his playing days were over and the Guinea international has admitted that he has scouted Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney on behalf of Sunderland.
Speaking to the Scottish Sun, Kamara says he has also watched the Scottish international for Manchester United and believes the player can go far:
I do some scouting for Manchester United and scouted for Sunderland and we followed Kieran Tierney loads.
He’s a very good left-back – he will go for big money if and when Celtic decide to sell.
It’s one of those where the fans, manager and the chairman — none of them will want Tierney sold. But in Scotland, the English Premier League’s next door and everyone wants to be there.
At some point the player and club will have to see a move as a possibility for him. He’ll want to test himself at a high level. He’d definitely be playing for a top five or six team in the Premier League.
Tierney was linked with a move to Sunderland back in 2017 with former Sunderland manager David Moyes thought to be keen on the player but, due to his valuation, Moyes made a move for Bryan Oviedo instead.
Advocaat set for new job
Dick Advocaat is still no nearer retirement as he’s verbally agreed to take over Eredivisie side FC Utrecht.
The former Sunderland manager left his role as Sparta Rotterdam at the end of last season and will now succeed Jean-Paul de Jong at Utrecht.
Advocaat’s assistant at Sunderland Zeljko Petrovic will take up the same role for the Dutch club, which will be the 23rd managerial role of Advocaat’s long career.
Jones talks transfer anguish
Sunderland were heavily linked with Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones this summer and the 23-year-old was also linked with moves to Rangers and Norwich City.
Talking ahead of Kilmarnock’s trip to Edinburgh to face Hibernian, Jones said the speculation surrounding his future over the last two transfer windows were the worst time of his life:
It is mental torture really. You are getting told a lot of things and you’re trying to concentrate on your football but it is honestly draining.
It was literally two of the worst times in my life going through those transfer windows with all that was going on.
But you just have to get back to your football as quick as possible and that side of the game will take care of itself.
Such has been his form, he has had two or three players marking him in games and he says that’s something he is just going to have to adapt to:
Most games I have noticed two or maybe even three players on me but I have to adapt to that and try my best to affect the games as I was doing last season.
I just have to keep going and sometimes in the games you will end up one v one. Then I have to make the most of those moments.
Watch Mumba win with England
Bali Mumba was on international duty over the last week, as he made three appearances for England under-18s in the Limoges tournament in France.
England won all three games, beating Russia and the Netherlands 3-0 before a 2-1 win over hosts France saw them come home with the trophy.
Mumba started the Russia game and was a substitute in the other two fixtures and you can watch highlights of the final win over France below: