Sunderland linked with cut-price move for Ajax ace Lasse Schone

Sunderland are reportedly eyeing up a January move for Ajax star Lasse Schone.

Sunderland's season still hasn't really got kickstarted just yet, with Gustavo Poyet's side somehow racking up seven draws from the first 12 games of the season - most stalemates in the Premier League.

The pressure isn't really on Poyet just yet, but with the Black Cats sitting just three points above the drop zone, results are needed ahead of the January transfer window.

It's been suggested in the press that Sunderland will make a move for a winger in the New Year, and Galatasaray's Bruma was widely expected to Poyet's top target.

Yet according to the Daily Mirror, there's another name on his radar - Ajax's Danish international Lasse Schone.

The 28-year-old emerged as a key player for NEC Nijmegen in the Eredivisie before his 2012 move to Amsterdam, where he has become an integral part of Frank de Boer's side.

14 goals from the wing last season was a great return, whilst he has even bettered that so far this term, smashing seven goals in just 14 games for a hugely impressive goal tally.

A set piece specialist with 20 caps for Denmark, Schone is one of the more underrated players in Europe - but Poyet doesn't seem to have let him slip his mind.

Schone's contract with Ajax expires at the end of the season, and with no extension looking likely at this point, the Dutch giants may well be looking to sell him on in January for a knockdown price.

He may not be the fastest of wingers, but he's versatile and technically gifted, which would be a welcome addition at the Stadium of Light given the underwhelming displays of Adam Johnson and Will Buckley this season.

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