Report: Sunderland looking to add more signings ahead of Monday’s deadline

Sunderland have brought in five new players this month.

According to the Sunderland Echo, Sam Allardyce’s side are looking at adding at least one more player ahead of Monday’s deadline despite bringing in five new additions already this month.

The Black Cats have announced their big-money signing of the month, bringing in talented attacking midfielder Wahbi Khazri from French side Bordeaux on a four-and-a-half year deal.

“Wahbi is a quick, dynamic attacking player. He has many attributes, not least his delivery from wide areas and set pieces and of course his ability to score goals,” Allardyce said upon confirmation of Khazri’s arrival, quoted by the Mirror.

The Tunisia international’s arrival at the Stadium of Light takes Sunderland’s January business up to five new players, more than any other team in the Premier League.

Yet fresh reports from the Sunderland Echo claim the club aren’t willing to stop there, with one more signing cited as likely ahead of Monday’s deadline of 11pm.

Arsenal’s Mathieu Debuchy has been touted as a potential option, what with the Frenchman struggling for games with the Gunners and Sunderland’s need to bolster their defensive ranks.

Debuchy, however, seemingly has a list of options at his disposal and that could force Allardyce to perhaps look elsewhere in his bid to further strengthen his squad.

The Black Cats are currently deep in the relegation mire, sitting in 19th position in the Premier League table and some four points shy of Norwich City and safety.

With 15 games and 45 points still on offer, Sunderland can haul themselves out of it though their defensive record must improve and that’s where Allardyce is seemingly keen on adding at least one more.

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