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Roker Roundup: Asoro hits out at agents after Sunderland spell & Jewi’s dad speaks on progress

Joel Asoro says he was ripped off by agents when he moved to Sunderland, and Jewison Bennette’s dad has been chatting about his son’s progress since arriving on Wearside.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland linked with move for young French Le Havre midfielder Abdoullah Ba

French newspaper Paris Normandie have linked Sunderland with a move for Le Havre’s 19-year-old midfielder Abdoullah Ba - an international teammate of Edouard Michut!

Roker Roundup: Sunderland linked with brother of Lionesses star & Bennette speaks in Costa Rica

The teenage brother of England Lionesses star Georgia Stanway has been linked with a move to Sunderland, whilst Jewison Bennette has spoken to the media in his home country following his arrival on Wearside.

Roker Roundup: Bennette heads to Wearside to wrap up Sunderland move

Plus, the latest on Brighton defender Jan Paul van Hecke’s potential loan move to the Stadium of Light.

Roker Roundup: Journo claims Broadhead set for a move to Wigan - but we want a centre half

The news today suggests Nathan Broadhead may be favouring a move to Wigan rather than Sunderland, and we’re apparently after another defender, too.

Roker Roundup: League One manager name-drops Sunderland winger - could he be set to leave?

Sunderland winger Jack Diamond is on the lips of a League One manager, whilst Neil Warnock has tipped us to be a dark horse in the Championship - singing the praises of Ross Stewart at the same time.

Roker Roundup: Hoppe springs eternal, ex-Everton keeper linked, and Rodwell’s on the move again

Alex Neil’s been linked with a US striker - and, could a former Everton keeper be about to strengthen our ranks?

Roker Roundup: Sunderland eye up a deal for an Everton striker. But not that one...

Another Goodison Park striker is in Alex Neil’s sights, while two former Sunderland players are on the move.

Roker Roundup: Is former AFC Fylde youngster set to sign for Sunderland?

It seems that a youngster who formerly played for AFC Fylde could be set to sign for Sunderland, whilst elsewhere a couple of names from our past are back in the news…

Roker Roundup: Sunderland set to miss out on Wimbledon midfielder as he opts for Huddersfield

Reputable journalist Richard Cawley has reported that Huddersfield have won the race to sign the highly-rated Jack Rudoni - a player who Sunderland had bid for.

Roker Roundup: Are Sunderland set to offer Ross Stewart a bumper new contract?

He’s due back at the Academy of Light this week - and Ross Stewart is set to be offered a bumper new Sunderland contract, according to the Daily Record.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland target Rudoni won’t be moving on the cheap!

In today’s roundup, Wimbledon are holding out for a substantial fee for Rudoni, Jack Ross wants Tangerine success, a new job for Paul Reid, and Jack Rodwell’s motivation in his final SAFC season.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland linked with ex-Man Utd and Lazio playmaker Ravel Morrison

The latest player linked in the media with a move to Sunderland is former Manchester United and Lazio midfielder Ravel Morrison, who is set to leave Derby when his contract expires next week.

Roker Roundup: Hoffmann claims: ‘I had to play with Corona’, plus Senegalese right back signs

Thorben Hoffmann has made some major allegations about his time at the club, including being forced to play when suffering from Covid and being refused further examination.

Roker Roundup: SPL top scorer linked, ex-SAFC defender lands first managerial role & Sess gets new club!

The rumour mill is starting to go round, with a Ross County forward said to be interesting SAFC.

Roker Roundup: Thorben Hoffmann’s latest Kicker column reveals Sunderland contract clause info

Thorben Hoffmann’s latest tell-all column in German publication Kicker reveals an important detail on his Sunderland contract; and Darren Bent tells an interesting tale about Lorik Cana…

Roker Roundup: Defoe recalls derby strike, while ex-SAFC players are on the move

Jermain Defoe has been reliving his famous strike against Newcastle on Jamie Carragher’s podcast – and reveals it only happened because he’d ignored Dick Advocaat’s instructions!

Roker Roundup: Former Sunderland striker turns down AOL return, and Grigg’s misfiring.... again

Will Grigg’s goals have dried up, but it’s not his fault...

Roker Roundup: Former mackem piles praise on McGeady; Sunderland defender returns from loan

After his point-saving goal at Peterborough, Aiden McGeady’s received some glowing praise from a former SAFC midfielder; whilst a Sunderland youngster has seen his loan spell cut short.

Roker Roundup: Former Sunderland keeper reveals gambling addiction – and how Quinny came to his rescue

Former Academy keeper Trevor Carson explains why he’ll never forget how Niall Quinn helped him out of a dark place. Meanwhile, two other Academy products are making great strides.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland reject chance to sign trialist & Kimpioka loan move is explained

Benji Kimpioka was almost an instant hero on his debut for Torquay, and his new manager – Lee’s dad – seems happy to have him at Plainmoor. Elsewhere, a trialist hasn’t been offered a deal, and has instead tried his luck with Stoke.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland receive €1m cash boost as Besiktas cough up for Lens

SAFC receive a further transfer instalment for Jeremain Lens; KLD buys into esports company, and Ricky Alvarez seals new playing deal.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland striking target joins Newcastle on trial

An exciting youngster who Sunderland were watching heads to Newcastle on trial, Asamoah Gyan finds a new team, and two ex-Sunderland forwards who are currently free agents close in on new clubs.

Roker Roundup: “I would have earned more at Sunderland” says former transfer target Lyle Taylor

Former Black Cats transfer target Lyle Taylor has been talking about his time at Charlton, admitting that he would have made more at Sunderland had he opted to head to Wearside in the summer of 2018.

Roker Roundup: Controversial ex-boss Lawrie McMenemy spills the beans on his time at Sunderland

Former Sunderland manager Lawrie McMenemy has spilled the beans on his controversial spell in charge on Wearside.

Roker Roundup: Keano off to Azerbaijan? Ex-Sunderland academy winger signs for new UAE side

Whilst a former Sunderland academy winger has agreed to sign for a newly-formed club in the United Arab Emirates, ex-SAFC boss Roy Keane is in talks to become the Azerbaijan national team manager.

Roker Roundup: John Marquis WANTED to sign for Sunderland - but changed his mind in the end

According to his manager, Doncaster Rovers striker John Marquis wanted to sign for Sunderland during the January transfer window but was convinced to stay as they bid for promotion to the Championship via the play-offs.

Roker Roundup: Controversial striker, who was targetted by Sunderland, has been transfer listed

In today’s Roker Roundup, a controversial striker who Sunderland made attempts to sign in January has been transfer listed, whilst another alleged target has already signed a pre-contract with a new club.

ROKER ROUNDUP: Sunderland interest in Dundee midfielder confirmed as Djilobodji nears exit door

Sunderland defender Papy Djilobodji is, according to reports, the subject of interest from clubs in France and Germany, whilst Dundee’s manager has confirmed his club received an approach from us for their star midfielder.

ROKER ROUNDUP: Interesting - Sunderland striker target not given squad number for the new season

James Wilson - who has been linked with a loan move to Sunderland - has not been given a squad number ahead of the new season.

ROKER ROUNDUP: Ex-West Ham goalkeeper is the latest addition to Sunderland’s coaching staff

Former Spurs and West Ham stopper Jimmy Walker has been appointed as Sunderland’s new ‘keeper coach.

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