The Walsall midfielder could become Sunderland’s third summer signing.
Walsall fans are reacting to reports linking George Dobson with a move to Sunderland.
According to the Northern Echo, the Mackems are hopeful of an agreement to sign the Walsall captain.
And as yet unverified reports claim Dobson was not present at the Saddlers’ friendly against Leamington on Tuesday evening.
Formerly on the books of Arsenal and West Ham United, Dobson has impressed in two spells at Walsall – the latest of which began in January of last year after a spell at Sparta Rotterdam.
The versatile central midfielder assisted eight goals in 44 games last season, across all competitions, and could help to fill the void left by Lee Cattermole’s recent Sunderland exit.
And several of a Walsall persuasion would be loathed to see him leave for the Stadium of Light.
It had better be a decent fee with a good sell on clause and an add on if Sunderland get promoted. Dobson only 21 could have a big future— Jon Reece (@jreece76) July 9, 2019
2018/19 LEAGUE ONE ASSISTS— Saddlers Stats (@saddlersstats) July 9, 2019
Players aged 21 and Under.
James JUSTIN – 7
Malik WILKS – 7
Herbie KANE – 6
George DOBSON – 5
Dujon STERLING – 5
Justin and Wilks have already been sold for £6m and £900k respectively. Kane and Sterling are at Liverpool and Chelsea.
I’m not saying we should be looking at £900k or £6m but £400-£500k would be about right. There’s a huge price on potential nowadays.— Saddlers Stats (@saddlersstats) July 9, 2019
@WFCOfficial If the reports are true, £200,000 for George Dobson, then I would like to know who does the negotiations???? Have you employed Theresa May at Walsall FC??? UTTER MUGS!!!— Martin John Harrison (@papah6969) July 9, 2019
If they get less than £500.000 for him, they have had their pants pulled down (again).— Ash (@ashashley7) July 9, 2019
We are #tinpot ,just a joke club at the min— Mack -W.F.C-Hanson (@mackhanson72) July 9, 2019
Gutting— CP (@sinaan_CP) July 9, 2019
Should Dobson move to Sunderland, he would become the Wearside club’s third summer signing, after the right-back, Connor McLaughlin, and the goalkeeper, Lee Burge, formerly of Millwall and Coventry City, respectively.
How big a loss would Dobson be for Walsall?