Report: Sunderland want Stoke City defender Marc Wilson

Sunderland are keen to strengthen their defence in the January transfer window.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Sunderland are keen on signing Marc Wilson from Stoke City.

The Republic of Ireland international has found first team chances hard to come by at the Britannia Stadium this season, with Mark Hughes favouring other options ahead of him.

Wilson has played just seven times for Stoke this season, and there is a feeling that he will be made available in the January transfer window.

With Sunderland looking to strengthen their defence, they believe that Wilson could be a good recruit.

The 28-year-old is able to play right across the backline or in a defensive midfield position.

Wilson is also, crucially, said to be interested in the move to Sunderland, despite their lowly position in the Premier League table.

Sam Allardyce’s men are seven points away from safety, as things stand, but Wilson is eager to get back to playing regular football again.

If Wilson does move to the Stadium of Light, he will be in competition with the likes of Younes Kaboul, Sebastian Coates and John O’Shea for a place in Sunderland’s defence.

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