Report: Sunderland still eyeing Coleman target Aristote Nsiala

A general view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Sunderland and AFC Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light on April 29, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Sunderland are reportedly still keen to sign Aristote Nsiala, who was a player Chris Coleman had considered for the Black Cats.

Aristote Nsiala of Shrewsbury Town during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between West Ham United and Shrewsbury Town at London Stadium on January 16, 2018 in London, England.

According to a report from the Daily Mirror's live transfer blog (13/06; 17:45), Sunderland remain interested in signing Aristote Nsiala this summer as Jack Ross looks to bolster his defensive ranks at the Stadium of Light.

The Black Cats are yet to bring in a new signing, but there has been a lot of change at the club with new owners coming in and Ross arriving as Chris Coleman's successor.

Chris Coleman, manager of Sunderland looks on ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between QPR and Sunderland at Loftus Road on March 10, 2018 in London, England.

But while there may be a change of manager, it appears that Ross may have a name on his summer wishlist that Coleman would have also included had he stuck around, with the Mirror (13/06; 17:45) reporting that Shrewsbury defender Nsiala is being considered this summer.

The 26-year-old only joined the Shrews in 2017 but has quickly established himself as a key man for the club, making 47 league appearances this past season as the side reached the League One play-off final before seeing their Championship dreams dashed by Rotherham United.

Tyler Walker of Nottingham Forest and Aristote Nsiala of Shrewsbury during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Nottingham Forest and Shrewsbury Town at the City Ground on August 8,...

It is not clear how high on Ross's wishlist Nsiala finds himself, but he would arguably be a very good signing if the Black Cats could get him through the door this summer. 

The former Everton trainee is capable of playing at right-back or centre-back and after such a fantastic season with Shrewsbury, his arrival may prove to be a huge boost to a Sunderland side that will be hoping to follow their back-to-back relegations by securing promotion at the first time of asking. 

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