Sam Allardyce comments on how many more players he'd like to sign

Allardyce deflated

Sunderland are on the brink of their second signing of this window, and Allardyce wants two more.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has said he would like to sign two more players in this transfer window to go with the two signings made so far.

The Black Cats have signed defender Jan Kirchhoff from Bayern Munich, while they are closing in on striker Dame N'Doye from Trabzonspor, according to the Chronicle.

The Sunderland boss said: “I would like to get two more [signings] if I can.

“But I’m counting on the generosity of the owner if I don’t get anybody out.

“And also, I’ve got to be very aware of the wage scenario today with the regulations.

“It’s not just an open door anymore, so we have to be very mindful of the overall position of the club.”

Allardyce has admitted that wage constraints could be a big hurdle to him bringing in any new faces, so the chances are that other members of the squad - perhaps those who aren't getting much of a look-in - will have to leave before Sunderland can bring in more new faces.

A defender and a striker was seemingly top of his wanted list and both of those targets appear to have been secured but there is still the issue of trying to assemble a side that is more in the image of their manager, and effective enough to claw back a four-point deficit with the relegation trap door looming large.

If no further business is done, one does wonder whether the two signings made so far will be enough to help Sunderland beat the drop.

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