Sunderland are rumoured to be chasing another Ukrainian, with reports suggesting that the club is interested in bringing Bogdan Mykhaylichenko to the Stadium of Light.
Already boasting Nazariy Rusyn, Timur Tutierov and Ivan Struk, reports in both Croatia and Ukraine claim that left-back Mykhaylichenko could become the fourth Ukrainian on the club’s books.
Mykhaylichenko is currently contracted to Dinamo Zagreb, where he is out of favour and is expected to have his contract terminated in the coming days, making him available on a free transfer.
Reports in Ukraine suggested an un-named Championship club were interested in his services, with journalist Igor Burbas claiming that club was Sunderland.
According to Ukranian journalist Igor Burbas, #SAFC are the unnamed championship club interested in signing left back Bogdan Mykhailichenko who is about to have his contract cancelled with Dinamo Zagreb @SAFCsource @roker pic.twitter.com/h2h1OPGOif— Alex (@SPEZIAL73) January 4, 2024
Then Croatian newspaper Rijeka Danas also claim the club is Sunderland and say the player fell out of favour and is set to be released due to using his mobile phone in the dressing room.
The 26-year-old is a full Ukrainian international and was in the squad, alongside Rusyn, during the October internationals.
As well as featuring for Dinamo, the player has also played for Rusyn’s old club Zorya Luhansk, Dynamo Kiev, Shakhtar Donetsk and was signed by Vincent Kompany during his time at Anderlecht.
Sunderland are well stocked in the full back area but Niall Huggins picked up a long-term injury and Dennis Cirkin had a set back on his road to recovery.