Sunderland are closing in on a double deal to sign Leon Dajaku and Ron-Thorben Hoffmann from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich on deadline day, as reported by the Northern Echo.
It may not be Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer but no-one on Wearside will be turning their nose up at a pair of exciting young players who’ll arrive from the Allianz Arena in very high regards.
According to reports, Sunderland are in “advanced” talks with the Bayern duo.
Lee Johnson’s promotion-chasing side are apparently confident short-term loan deals for both players will be complete before the window closes at 11pm.
Sunderland confident they’ll snap up Bayern Munich starlets
Hoffman, a 22-year-old goalkeeper, will give Sunderland much-needed depth in the goalkeeping department.
Johnson has been forced to throw the inexperienced Anthony Patterson in at the deep end recently because of Lee Burge’s injury problems.
Former Germany U19 international Dajaku, meanwhile, works his magic at the other end of the pitch, a goal-scorer rather than a goal-saver.
The former Stuttgart youngster spent a brief spell at Union Berlin last season, helping one of the Bundesliga’s smallest clubs secure a place in the UEFA Conference League – the first time Union have ever qualified for Europe.
The 20-year-old’s arrival should coincide with Will Grigg’s departure, with Doncaster Rovers leading MK Dons in the race for a man whose £4 million price tag looks more expensive with every day that passes.