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Blues Linked With Sunderland Striker
Monday, 6th Jul 2020 12:40

Town are reported to be eyeing a summer move for Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke.

According to Football Insider, the Black Cats could look to sell the 27-year-old in order to bring in cash to strengthen.

Wyke, who scored six goals in 23 starts and seven sub appearances in 2019/20, joined the Wearsiders from Bradford in the summer of 2018 for a fee of £600,000 rising to £1 million.

The 6ft 2in tall frontman started his career with hometown club Middlesbrough and spent time on loan with Kettering, Hartlepool (twice) and AFC Wimbledon before joining Carlisle permanently in 2015. After two years at Brunton Park Wyke moved on to the Bantams.

Town appear certain to be looking to add a big striker to their ranks ahead of 2020/21 with Will Keane having been released earlier in the summer.

However, even if there is something in the claims of Town interest in Wyke, whether they would be able to afford the sort of fee Sunderland are likely to want is questionable given the financial situation created by the coronavirus crisis.

The story has subsequently been dismissed by the North-East media.

Elsewhere, former boss Mick McCarthy has been linked with the manager's job at Bristol City which is vacant following Lee Johnson's sacking at the weekend.

McCarthy, 61, who left his role as Republic of Ireland boss earlier in the summer, is said to be keen on the position.

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Hipsterectomy added 12:42 - Jul 6
He's rubbish and Sunderland fans are desperate that he leaves.

2/2 for us.

Pencilpete added 12:52 - Jul 6
6 goals in 30 Appearances - doesn't inspire me we already have enough strikers who can't score goals .......

Umros added 13:07 - Jul 6
I read the first paragraph then stopped as they are looking for cash....

peterleeblue added 13:09 - Jul 6
Indeed he is not very good.

mojo added 13:32 - Jul 6
If MM does get the job, I wonder if he will tempt Skusey back with a coaching role? Would seem like a good fit for him.

MaySixth added 13:34 - Jul 6

Bluearmy_81 added 13:50 - Jul 6
6 goals in 30 games in league 1, he sounds good enough for Ipswich Town Football Club. He can replace someone better than him like Lankester if he moves on, sign him up

Linkboy13 added 13:52 - Jul 6
Don't know nothing about this guy but he is the sort of big physical nuisance value type player we need. Norwood and Jackson have both proved they can score goals whether you like them or not without very little assistance.

norfolkbluey added 14:31 - Jul 6
Oh no surely not, there have to be better options. Why else would they be sellin him?

Gforce added 14:37 - Jul 6
With around 1700 players up for grabs, surely we can do better than this.
Sunderland fans have been slating him, amongst others all season

TimmyH added 14:46 - Jul 6
Just a bit of a big physical lump...saying that his scoring record isn't much worse than what we have (over the last 20 or so games).

RegencyBlue added 15:43 - Jul 6
Sunderland want a fee for him


TimboLimbo added 15:55 - Jul 6
I thought he was alright for Bradford,Sunderland may just be a dodgy patch for him. If we could get him on a cheap I think a target man for Norwood or Jackson would be strong!

ThaiBlue added 16:17 - Jul 6
Hes no better than what we have or have had,definate NO.

blues1 added 16:40 - Jul 6
Typical of town fans. Slate a player they know little about. So Sunderland fans say hes rubbish? May well have been there. Sometimes it simply doesnt work for a player at a particular club. Doesnt make him a bad player. Remember the same being said when we were signing Waghorn. Yet fans loved him here. Been others too that fans have slated before theyve arrived. Wilson this season for instance. He turned out to be a decent addition. So, if there is a tually any truth in this link, why dont you just give the guy a chance and not judge him prematurely.

therein61 added 17:17 - Jul 6
Mojo, With luck and Chambo too

itfchorry added 17:55 - Jul 6
Poor old Bristol

JDAndCoke added 18:11 - Jul 6
Blues1 - Thank god for sensible posters on here. Sometimes I despair but you've given me hope that there's a few people on here with some rationale.

guentchev added 19:05 - Jul 6
Give the guy a chance...a player can only be as good as the players around him. I doubt anyone here has watched all of Sunderland's matches this season. How many chances did he get? How creative were the players around him? How many assists was he involved with? Did he create great chances for others only to have them blast it over the bar?

Linkboy13 added 19:44 - Jul 6
Guentchev your right a players only as good as the players around him . Better not sign him then.

NITFC added 23:47 - Jul 6
Quote from my mate who travels to the Stadium of Light from Hampshire every 2 weeks. "No pace. Couldn't trap a bag of cement. Can't jump. Apart from that he's great"

midastouch added 10:33 - Jul 7
Stats according to Wiki:
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Middlesbrough 0 (0)
2012 → Kettering Town (loan) 12 (2)
2012–2013 → Hartlepool United (loan) 25 (2)
2014 → AFC Wimbledon (loan) 17 (2)
2014 → Hartlepool United (loan) 13 (4)
2015–2017 Carlisle United 77 (32)
2017–2018 Bradford City 56 (22)
2018– Sunderland 48 (9)

Seems like he did well enough for Carlisle and Bradford but not been so great for Sunderland. Not one I'm partiuclarly excited about but if he could reporduce his Bradford form he might be a surprise package. It's not one that's got me bubbling with excitement but can't say too much as never even seen him kick a ball. I did get excited about Norwood and he's not really pulled up any trees for us as yet (been rather wasteful with lots of chances - hopefully he can put that right next season) so these things are never for certain.

midastouch added 10:38 - Jul 7
* When I say hopefully he can reproduce his Bradford form, I realise that was in League 2 rather than League 1 - so that's another uncertainty given Norwood and Jackson haven't exactly made the step up so far with flying colours.

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