Transfer news: Sunderland would 'definitley take' Leeds United man during transfer window
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The 20-year-old played a big role in keeping Leeds in the Premier League at the end of last season but hasn’t featured as much as he would have liked during 2022-23 campaign, with a loan move to the Championship looking likely as he continues to develop his game.
Gelhardt came up through Wigan’s academy and is said to be leaning towards a return to the DW Stadium but it appears that the deal is yet to be agreed with Athletic journalist Hay providing an update on his short-term future.
“Gelhardt seems keen to go back there. He obviously came from Wigan to Leeds in the first place, obviously very familiar with it, knows a lot of people there. But Sunderland also another side who have been having a look at him and would definitely take him if they could.
“It feels like a big decision that for Gelhardt. Wigan are struggling quite badly in the Championship and he could help that. It’s going to be a big run of games for them. Sunderland are very much in the mix for the playoffs and I guess it’s a question of beyond how comfortable you feel at a club.”