Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce speaks about Liam Bridcutt's proposed loan move to Leeds

The Sunderland midfielder has been tipped to make an emergency loan switch to Leeds United this month.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has been speaking to ITV in a press conference ahead of his side’s Premier League encounter with Southampton on Sunday, but as well as talking about his own team he has also had his say on the situation at Leeds United.

As reported by Chronicle Live earlier this week Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt is a loan target for the Championship club, but as yet no move has materialised, meaning the 26-year-old's short-term future remains unclear.

Speaking to ITV journalist Rob Jones on Thursday afternoon, Allardyce is quoted as saying Bridcutt’s proposed move to the Whites is “confused…a bit like Leeds.”

That comment is unlikely to go down too well with fans of the Yorkshire club but Allardyce is not one to shy away from saying what is on his mind.

Bridcutt has only made 36 appearances for Sunderland since arriving at the Stadium of Light from Brighton & Hove Albion in 2014.

This season the Scotland international has not played for the Black Cats’ senior side and has only made the bench on three occasions, suggesting there is no real future for him at the club.

If he plays to his full potential Bridcutt could certainly do a job for Leeds but after Allardyce’s latest comments one wonders if a move will go through in what remains of the emergency loan window.

To see Allardyce's full press conference including his response to the question regarding Bridcutt, click here for the link to the interview on Sunderland's official website.


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