One day after The Sun claimed that Sunderland, Birmingham and Hull City are all hoping to sign Niall Mason, are Doncaster Rovers taking steps to ensure the centre-back is replaced adequately this summer?
Sunderland appear to be preparing for relegation to League One right now and, according to The Sun, are putting together a list of young, affordable and promising targets who are proven in the third tier of English football.
And 21-year-old Mason, who has impressed at the heart of Doncaster’s defence this season, fits the bill. The former Aston Villa youngster has just one year left on his contract and could be within budget even for a cash-strapped Sunderland side.
The 24-year-old centre-back joined Doncaster in January and, despite being sidelined since February with a fractured cheekbone, has still done enough to impress the club’s chiefs. Anderson will be a free agent when his Burnley contract expires in the summer and Ferguson has confirmed that he will hold talks with Clarets counterpart Sean Dyche about a permanent deal.
Sunderland may be hoping the transfer goes through, because it could make their chances of signing Mason this summer a little better.
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