Report: Sunderland looking to move on Will Buckley in January transfer window

Sunderland winger Will Buckley looks to have no future at the Stadium of Light.

According to a report in the Sunderland Echo, Will Buckley will be looking for a new club in the January transfer window.

The 26-year-old winger is not fancied by manager Sam Allardyce, and he will look to move him on in the January transfer window following his failed loan move at Leeds United.

Buckley played just four games for Leeds in a struggling loan spell at Elland Road, and he returned to Wearside last week at the same time as Liam Bridcutt linked up with the Championship club.

He was not named on the substitutes bench for Saturday’s victory over Stoke City, and it is clear that he does not have a future at the club.

The report claims that Allardyce will look to move him on, as well as Charis Mavrias and Valentin Roberge, in January - although there is no indication as to whether a loan deal or permanent transfer is favoured.

It is not stated that any clubs have yet shown an interest in Buckley. No Premier League teams are going to find him an attractive prospect, and after his struggles at Leeds he is not going to be a likely target for a number of Championship sides.

Sunderland may want to get rid of him, but they face a real task to find any club who will want to purchase Buckley in January.

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