Stewart Downing 'turned down' Sunderland before Blackburn switch - reports

Stewart Downing turned down a switch to Sunderland this summer – according to a report.

Monday, 24th June 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Monday, 24th June 2019, 6:39 pm
Stewart Downing 'turned down' a summer move to Sunderland

The winger, who was released by Middlesbrough following the end of the 2018/19 season, was heavily linked with a move to the Stadium of Light.

And while many questioned whether the players’ age and financial demands made him a viable target, the Sun claim that the Black Cats were interested in a move.

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Sheffield Wednesday were also thought to be turned down by Downing, while there was also a suggestion that Downing had received lucrative offers from the MLS.

Sunderland are yet to clinch a deal this summer – but Jack Ross has been given the green light to strengthen despite takeover talks continuing.