Sunderland could be set to make their first signing of the summer, as Giorgi Aburjania is said to have accepted an offer from the club, according to reports.
The Georgian international was on the books of FC Cartagena in the second division of Spain, but Sport Cartagena quote @cazurreando_com as saying that the midfielder is on his way to Sunderland. With the switch said to be due to either a lot of money being offered from England or very little from Cartagena to remain in Spain.
Mucha pasta le habrían tenido que dar a @aburjania15 en Inglaterra para irse al @SunderlandAFC, en la League One, la tercera categoría (eso se lleva diciendo esta tarde en Inglaterra)... O poca pasta le ofrecieron en el @FCCartagena_efs para renovar.— Cazurreando.com (@cazurreando_com) June 27, 2021
Aburjania played in Georgia’s most recent internationals, starting against both Romania and the Netherlands and scored a good goal against Romania:
As well as Cartegena, the 26-year-old has also turned out for the likes of Sevilla, FC Twente and Anorthosis Famagusta, amongst others.
Sunderland have been in the market for more central midfielders since Max Power, Grant Leadbitter and Josh Scowen were released at the end of the season.