Report: Sunderland retain interest in Jurgen Locadia, PSV yet to receive official offer

Sunderland are still looking to bring in another striker before the close of the transfer window.

Sunderland’s season has got off to a poor start, with just one point won from nine available, and a report in claims that the Black Cats are still looking to bring in another forward.

It is no secret that Dick Advocaat is in the market for more players, and a consistent goalscorer is at the top of his list of priorities. Locadia can play as both a number nine, as well as in both wide attacking positions if needed, meaning the 21-year-old has the versatile ability to succeed in Advocaat’s 4-3-3 system.

It was reported last month by the Mirror that Sunderland were looking at Locadia, and although the rumours of a move died down since then, they have resurfaced heading into the last week of the transfer window.

It is stated in the ED report that Sunderland’s interest remains in the young forward, who has netted 38 goals in 103 games for PSV Eindhoven, although the Eredivisie club have yet to receive an official offer concerning the transfer of his services.

The club released a statement confirming the lack of approach from the Black Cats, although it is also claimed that they have no knowledge as to whether Locadia himself has held talks with the Wearside outfit.

He is reportedly keen on leaving PSV this summer, and with time running out in the transfer window, Sunderland should really formalise their interest if they intend to bring the striker to the North East in the coming days.

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