Report: Brentford's Alan Judge won't complete late transfer despite interest from Sunderland

Alan Judge is staying at Brentford - though Sunderland were allegedly interest in his signature.

According to Get West London, Brentford playmaker Alan Judge will be staying at Griffin Park - but had interest from Premier League side Sunderland.

Judge, 27, is formerly of Blackburn Rovers and Notts County, but has really made his name with Brentford since initially joining on loan in January 2014.

With three goals and 13 assists last season, Judge fired Brentford to the Championship play-offs, and he has been even better this term, despite the Bees' slipping off from last term's success.

Judge has racked up 12 goals and seven assists this term, proving himself as a creator as well as a goalscorer - and his exploits in West London have unsurprisingly triggered interest in his signature ahead of tonight's transfer deadline.

Get West London report that Burnley and Premier League side Sunderland were in signing Judge, but the Irishman is staying at least until the end of the season, where interest will no doubt pick up once again.

Sunderland have just snapped up Tunisian playmaker Wahbi Khazri from French club Bordeaux, and it would have been a surprise to see Sam Allardyce move for another attacking midfielder in Judge after that move.

At 27, time is running out for Judge to make a move to the Premier League - and whilst he may be open to a move at the end of the season, it remains to be seen whether Sunderland rekindle their interest in the player.

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