Sunderland bring in Nigerian international striker Chinedu Obasi on trial

The former Schalke 04 striker is currently a free agent.

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is keen to bring in some new options since taking over at the club and they have handed a trial to a player who could add some real pace to their attacking department.

As reported by Sky Sports The Black Cats have taken Nigerian forward Chinedu Obasi on trial. The 29-year-old is currently a free agent after being released from his contract with Schalke 04 in Germany this summer.

He joined the Bundesliga side from Hoffenheim in 2012, where he had impressed. But his time in Gelsenkirchen was less than impressive. He scored just five times for Schalke in three-and-a-half years with the club, playing just 50 times.

He was released this summer after his injury ravaged time at the club but there is no doubt he could bring something to Sunderland.

Blessed with natural pace and ferocity the 29-year-old also has 18 caps for the Nigeria national team and was part of the Super Eagles squad that played at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Big Sam is always looking to resurrect once promising careers and Obasi will be hoping to prove to him that he is worth a roll of the dice.

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