Sunderland linked with free agent youth international as clubs eye loan move for Cats starlet

The transfer window is now officially open.

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 9:57 am

And it is set to be a busy Summer for Sunderland

Indeed, there’s been plenty of news surrounding Lee Johnson’s Black Cats and their League One rivals over the past couple of days.

The imminent signing of an ex-Manchester United goalkeeper leaves Sunderland with a big decision to make amid loan interest.

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Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson has a busy summer ahead.

Meanwhile, Charlie Wyke has been linked with a move to Celtic amidst Championship interest and a contract extension on the table from Sunderland.

Here, though, we take you through some of the key Sunderland and League One stories from around the web that you may have missed today:

Sunderland linked with Aberdeen player

Sunderland are plotting a move for Aberdeen youngster Ethan Ross, who is set to become a free agent.

That’s according to Football Insider.

The website states the midfielder has been offered a new contract by the Scottish Premiership outfit.

However, Blackburn Rovers are also reportedly interested in a deal for the Scotland youth international.

Black Cats starlet Anthony Patterson attracting interest

Anthony Patterson is attracting interest from clubs further fown the EFL

The Echo understands that some League Two clubs are monitoring Patterson’s situation following his impressive end to the campaign.

That means a loan move could be on the cards for the young goalkeeper, who impressed as Sunderland U23s reached the Premier League 2 play-off final.

Much, though, will likely depend on if Sunderland do indeed sign Jacob Carney.

His expected arrival from Manchester United could well help the decision-making process surrounding Patterson.

That’s because Carney is likely to form part of Elliott Dickman’s youth team

That will mean there is no longer a reliance on Patterson to play in Premier League 2 games, which would allow him to depart on loan.

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Oxford United closing in on capture of Portsmouth striker

Oxford United are closing in on Ellis Harrison.

Pompey are keen to offload the centre-forward this summer, with the U’s and Fleetwood having registered interest.

However, it is understood Harrison favours a move to the Kassam Stadium – and a deal is almost within reach.

The 27-year-old has yet to feature under Danny Cowley, being sidelined with knee ligament damage before the head coach’s March arrival.

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