Sunderland AFC transfer news: Cats linked with ex-Newcastle United midfielder - Huddersfield Town, Coventry City and Ipswich Town also interested

Sunderland have been linked with a former Newcastle United midfielder.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 12:50 pm

Huddersfield Town and Coventry City are reportedly offering Alex Gilliead a potential move into the Championship.

But Sunderland and Ipswich Town are also apparently talking to the departing Scunthorpe United midfielder.

That’s according to Football League World.

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Alex Gilliead of Scunthorpe United is challenged by Jack Iredale during the Sky Bet League Two match between Cambridge United and Scunthorpe United

Gilliead came up through Newcastle United’s academy but failed made a senior appearance at St James’ Park before his release.

Instead, the Shotley Bridge-born player enjoyed loan spells at Carlisle United, Luton Town and Bradford City before moving to Shrewsbury Town on a permanent deal in 2018.

After helping the club avoid relegation, Football league World state that the 25-year-old is now set to leave Scunthorpe – the team he joined in 2019 – after two seasons which has alerted several clubs.

Huddersfield and Coventry are said thave already have ‘held talks’ with Gilliead but there is also interest from Sunderland and Ipswich.

The Wearsiders are looking to recruit in midfield and attacking areas following the departures of Grant Leadbitter, Max Power, Chris Maguire and Josh Scowen.

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