Three Wales stars Coleman could bring to Sunderland

Wales' head coach Chris Coleman gestures during a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 9, 2017, on the eve of the friendly football...

Chris Coleman is the latest name to be linked with Sunderland, and here are three Wales players who could join him there.

 

Wales manager Chris Coleman looks on before the International match between Wales and Panama at Cardiff City Stadium on November 14, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.Wales manager Chris Coleman looks on before the International match between Wales and Panama at Cardiff City Stadium on November 14, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Chris Coleman's future with Wales is still unclear and, the Daily Mail reports that he's now emerged as the front runner for the Sunderland hot seat. The newspaper claims that the Wales boss is interested in the job and is Sunderland's new first choice, after Michael O'Neill reportedly turned the job down. 

Coleman led Wales to the semi-finals at Euro 2016 and his success with Wales has made him hugely popular amongst players and fans.

Here are three Welsh players he could bring to the Stadium of Light should he land the job:

Ben Woodburn

18-year-old forward Ben Woodburn was the hero for Wales in a crucial qualifier against Austria, scoring a beauty in a 1-0 victory in Cardiff back in September. The talented Liverpool man announced himself at Anfield last season with a goal against Leeds United in the EFL Cup, becoming the clubs youngest ever goal scorer. 

Ben Woodburn of Wales (22) celebrates as he scores their first goal during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Austria at Cardiff City Stadium on September 2, 2017 in...Ben Woodburn of Wales (22) celebrates as he scores their first goal during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Austria at Cardiff City Stadium on September 2, 2017

He's played just 10 times for Jurgen Klopp's side, just once this campaign and a loan move may be on the cards for him in January and a move to Sunderland, should Coleman be there, might be perfect for him. 

Tom Lockyer 

Coleman handed Bristol Rovers defender Tom Lockyer his first cap for against Panama on Tuesday night. The 22-year-old has been influential for the Pirates as they've climbed from the National League to League One. He's become one of the best centre-halves in the third tier and appears ready to make the step up to the Championship. 

Coleman has faith in Lockyer and with Sunderland leaking goals, failing to keep a clean sheet in the league all season, defensive reinforcements are clearly required. 

Panama's striker Gabriel Torres (L) vies with Wales' defender Tom Lockyer during the international friendly football match between Wales and Panama at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff on...Panama's striker Gabriel Torres (L) vies with Wales' defender Tom Lockyer during the international friendly football match between Wales and Panama at Cardiff City Stadium

Danny Ward 

Liverpool keeper Danny Ward, who helped Huddersfield Town to promotion last season, is another player who could potentially leave Anfield on loan in January. 

Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius are still ahead of him despite in-different form from the pair. He has four caps for Wales, one of them came at Euro 2016 in a 2-1 victory over Slovakia. 

Danny Ward of Huddersfield Town celebrates promotion to the Premier League after the Sky Bet Championship play off final between Huddersfield and Reading at Wembley Stadium on May 29, 2017...Danny Ward of Huddersfield Town celebrates promotion to the Premier League after the Sky Bet Championship play off final between Huddersfield and Reading at Wembley Stadium on May 29, 2017...

Sunderland have rotated between Jason Steele and Robbin Ruiter this season and Ward is capable of coming in and making the number one shirt his own. 

 

 

 

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