11 transfer targets Sunderland manager Lee Johnson could sign after receiving owner Kyril Louis-Dreyfus' backing
Kyril Louis-Dreyfus has given his backing to Lee Johnson – and the duo will now turn their attentions to the transfer market.
With Sunderland having released seven players following the conclusion of the 2020/21 season, it promises to be a very busy summer at the Stadium of Light.
Plenty of incomings are expected, while there could yet be some further outgoings too.
Johnson’s immediate focus will no doubt be on attracting new signings though, with the Black Cats notably short in some key areas of the pitch.
Both full-back areas are in need of some new recruits, while the centre of midfield is also lacking some depth.
So which players could Sunderland target as they begin their summer rebuild?
We take a look at 11 of the names already linked with moves to Wearside who could be top of Johnson’s wanted list ahead of the club’s fourth season in League One.