As the playoffs steal the headlines, Daniel McCallum takes a step back and looks at the next transfer window and chooses three players that might bolster our squad…
The powerful Wigan defender from the Ivory Coast has been strongly linked with a move to Wearside in the summer, on one condition, we earn promotion. The 6”3 centre half would be a welcome addition, as fans have complained all season, and rightly so, about the lack of physicality in the back line.
The Peterborough attacking midfielder was heavily linked last year after revealing he is in fact a Mackem. Following two stellar seasons in League One, the midfielder/winger would add some much-needed quality, strength and drive.
Shankland has been excellent this season for Ayr United north of the border, scoring a whopping 34 goals. The 23-year-old is free to leave for free in the summer as his contract ends and Ayr chairman Lachlan Cameron recently gave the striker his blessing, paving the way to a potential red and white move: “We won’t stand in his way. He’s done well by us and we’re prepared to back him.” Jack Ross and co will surely be looking to bolster the attacking ranks.