Aberdeen in surprise transfer move for Sunderland defender

Transfer business at Sunderland could be about to step up, with reports Aberdeen are keen on defender Bailey Wright this month.
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Here is the latest Championship transfer news:

SPL club Aberdeen have been credited with interest in a loan move for Sunderland defender Bailey Wright.

The 30-year-old played a key part in the Black Cats’ promotion from League One last season but has started just six league games following their promotion to the Championship.

Sunderland head coach Tony Mowbray.Sunderland head coach Tony Mowbray.
Sunderland head coach Tony Mowbray.

According to The Scottish Daily Express, Aberdeen are among a number of clubs who are interested in a loan move for Wright, who signed a new two-year contract on Wearside last summer.

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Aberdeen are said to be tracking several English and European targets this month, with Darren Mowbray, the younger brother of Sunderland boss Tony, working as the club’s head of recruitment.

Sunderland linked with interest in winger

Sunderland could be close to securing their first signing of the winter window - according to reports in France.

Le Petiti Lillois report that Sunderland are in ‘very advanced discussions’ over the signing of Isaac Lihadji from Lille. The 20-year-old winger, who joined Lille from Marseille in summer 2020, hasn’t featured for the first-team in the league this season.

The report suggests that Lihadji has been ‘in talks’ with an English club over a possible move away from Lille with his current deal in France set to expire at the end of the season. Despite not making any first-team appearances this season, Lihadji has experience of Ligue 1 and even featured in their Champions League campaign last season, making substitute appearances against Wolfsburg and RB Leipzig.