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Deadline Day: Sunderland reportedly have Premier League striker loan deal lined up - who is he?

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Sunderland have reportedly lined up a deal for an as yet unnamed Premier League striker. Who is he? Here are just three suggestions of players who could be available, and are desperate for first team football.

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Sam Surridge

Probably the least known out of the trio mentioned, Sam Surridge is 6’3 forward who Bournemouth are looking to loan out in order to gain vital experience at a decent level.

Surridge doesn’t possess international caps at youth level, but he does have decent experience of playing in the Football League.

Surridge had an impressive goal scoring spell on loan at Poole Town, before establishing himself as a regular in Yeovil’s first-team last season where he scored 10 goals.

The 20-year-old spent the first half of this campaign on loan at Oldham in League Two where he scored 12 goals in 20 appearances in all competitions.

Having been recalled, it seems Bournemouth feel Surridge is ready to step up into League One. We would benefit much more having a confident forward who wants to make a name for himself - a welcome addition considering he’d be a replacement for Jerome Sinclair.


Eddie Nketiah

When you are share the same position as the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, first-team minutes will always be difficult to obtain.

It was announced on Sky Sports News that Nketiah could be a potential loan departure from Arsenal as he has made just five appearances so far this campaign and, at his age, he needs to be playing regularly in order to ensure he continues to develop.

Nketiah burst onto the scene last season, scoring twice against Norwich in a Carabao Cup tie for the Gunners, and was part of the England U21 side who won the Toulon Tournament last summer, scoring twice against Scotland in the semi-final.

Nketiah possesses incredible pace, something Sunderland chronically lack, and can also play on either wing - he’s best when running at defenders or being played in behind.

The forward has never been loaned out before due to his involvement in cup competitions for Arsenal, however Sunderland would provide Nketiah with a chance to play regular senior football and be part of a promotion challenge.

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Viktor Gyökeres

Gyökeres, like Nketiah, is another young striker who is firing goals in during Premier League 2 matches but cannot break into the first-team.

The striker was signed by Brighton in January last year following his impressive form at IF Brommapojkarna, the same team we signed Joel Asoro from. He’s played a solid amount of first-team games for his age, playing an integral role in Brommapojkarna’s title winning season in the Swedish second division.

The 20-year-old scored 13 goals as well as registering 8 assists prior to his Brighton transfer.

Gyökeres is untested within English football, but he is highly thought of having already achieved two caps for Sweden, scoring in a 2-2 draw with Iceland. He was nearly signed on loan by Sunderland in the summer, however we opted to sign Jerome Sinclair from Liverpool instead.

This potential signing would be a gamble, however if Jack Ross could get the striker scoring like he did in Sweden, we could have ourselves a great option up top.

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