Sunderland AFC transfer gossip: Cats and Middlesbrough submit loan offer for international winger
Sunderland and their Championship rivals Middlesbrough have submitted loan bids for Manchester City winger Marlos Moreno – according to reports.
Both Sunderland and Middlesbrough are keen to bolster their squads before the transfer window closes on September 1. The Wearsiders have Ross Stewart and Everton loanee as striking options but recently missed out on ex-loanee Nathan Broadhead to Wigan Athletic.
Behind the strikers, Sunderland have Elliot Embleton, Alex Pritchard, Lynden Gooch, Jack Clarke, Patrick Roberts, Leon Dajaku and Jack Diamond on their books.
Reports also state that Sunderland’s bid for Moreno, 25, to Manchester City was “insufficient”. The Black Cats and City did business last summer when Callum Doyle arrived on a season-long loan.
Moreno has not yet featured Manchester City, despite having been at the club since 2016. The winger has been loaned out seven times and has featured for clubs Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal and Belgium.
Marca have claimed that the eight-time Columbian international would prefer to remain in England.