If Tottenham Hotspur are demanding £5 million for DeAndre Yedlin, as reported by the Daily Star, then Sunderland should have no qualms meeting the price.
With the masses of money flying about in the Premier League - the deal looks more like a bargain than an overpriced transfer.
Granted, there may be some question marks over Yedlin’s ability - particularly defensively - but he showed his potential towards the back end of last campaign.
Yedlin was a key part of Sunderland’s defence as they avoided the drop, and his progression throughout the season was impressive.
The 22-year-old improved considerably under Sam Allardyce’s stewardship, and another few years under the experienced boss would only help to benefit him.
At the moment Sunderland are believed to be reluctant to pay £5 million for Yedlin, but it is hard to see them getting better value elsewhere.
Most 22-year-olds, who have impressed in the Premier League, and played more than 20 times in England’s top flight, would be worth a considerable amount more than the price Tottenham are demanding.
Indeed, the likes of Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb are both set to leave Tottenham for more money than Yedlin this summer.
For that reason, Sunderland should look at Yedlin as a good investment, without having to consider whether to make a bid for too long.