Sunderland reportedly wanted Charlie Wyke for £2m, could now be available for just £500k

Matt Grimes of Northampton Town looks to the ball with Charlie Wyke of Bradford City during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Bradford City at Sixfields on...

Sunderland are expected to be busy this summer and a striker should be on the top of their shortlist.

Charlie Wyke of Bradford City plays the ball under pressure from Aaron Pierre of Northampton Town during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Bradford City at...

Sunderland are in desperate need of signing a new striker this summer following their relegation, and a reported £2million January target could now be available for just a quarter of that price.

Back in December, Football website TeamTalk claimed that Sunderland were interested in the 25-year-old, with a fee of £2million said to be enough to sign the Bradford City colossus.

The powerful target man was superb for the Yorkshire-based side during the 2017-18 season, scoring 16 goals in 43 outings but using his ability to hold the ball up and bring others into play - creating another nine strikes.

More than just a goalscorer, Sunderland need a player like Wyke that knows how to find the back of the net in the third tier of English football, with Anton Forrester currently on trial with Jack Ross' side despite a disappointing campaign with Port Vale.

Now, Sky Sports Transfer Centre (Thursday, 16:54) have claimed Peterborough have made a £500,000 bid for Wyke, who has just 12 months remaining on his contract at Bradford.

Charlie Wyke of Bradford City takes on Byron Webster of Millwall during the Sky Bet League One Playoff Final between Bradford City and Millwall at Wembley Stadium on May 20, 2017 in London,...

At such a knockdown figure, new Sunderland manager Jack Ross would be foolish not to match The Posh's offer, as he looks to build a side capable of regaining a place in the Championship next season.

Signing Wyke will give Sunderland the attacking experience and the best chance of promotion, if the Black Cats look to rival Peterborough for a price that is just a quarter of what Bradford wanted in December.

Charlie Wyke of Bradford City attempts to control the ball under pressure from Aaron Pierre of Northampton Town during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Bradford...

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