It is expected that Sunderland will be active in the summer transfer window.
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has admitted to the Chronicle that he expects to have a problem with agents in the summer transfer window.
With the wealth of the Premier League continuing to grow, English clubs can now afford to pay over the top amounts for players to convince them to move.
And Allardyce admits that finding the right players and a reasonable price is going to be a struggle in the upcoming transfer window.
“One of the problems is it is going to be so much more competitive because the agents are already ringing up booking their next Rolls Royce because they are gong to make so much money, charging so much for the players you want to buy,” he said. “And you will have to pay them so much to get the players because if we don’t do it, someone else will.
“We have an open tap with no plug. It comes in one end and goes out the other. So we have to live with that.
“What we have to do is get the best value for money we can.”
Allardyce has already done some excellent business at Sunderland, and he will hope that the summer transfer window can be as productive as the one the club experienced in January.
The Black Cats brought in the likes of Lamine Kone, Jan Kirchhoff and Wahbi Khazri in January and all three were crucial to their survival.
Sunderland are expected to invest heavily in the coming months, as they aim to move forward as a club.
Sunderland have been perennially struggling against relegation in recent times, and Allardyce has already spoken of a desire to start seeing his side push up the Premier League table.
Allardyce says that Sunderland can no longer continue to celebrate simply avoiding relegation, and he has big plans for next season with the Wearsiders.
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