Report: Allardyce hoping for £30 million transfer budget at Sunderland

Sam Allardyce Press Conference Disappointed 12/02/2014

The Sunderland manager is expected to be busy in this summer transfer window.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is hoping to have £30million to spend on improving the squad this summer, reports the Daily Star.

Sunderland secured their Premier League status at the death this past season as they survived with just one game to spare.

It was the latest in a long line of late Sunderland survivals, with the Black Cats often leaving it late to secure their top flight status over the last few years.

Allardyce is keen to ensure that doesn’t happen again next season and wants to work in the summer transfer window on changing up the squad he inherited from Dick Advocaat.

He was already successful in the January transfer window as signings such as Lamine Kone, Jan Kirchhoff and Wahbi Khazri all helped them avoid relegation.

He’ll hope for similar success this summer, and the Daily Star claims that he believes he will be given around £30million to try and do just that.

Chief among his plans will surely be adding to his forward line, with his team heavily reliant on Jermain Defoe at present, with the striker singlehandedly keeping them in contention this past season.

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