'He's a cracking talent!': Sunderland fans want Jack Ross to sign THIS in-demand striker

Sunderland fans have had their say on the latest transfer talk surrounding the club – and have urged Jack Ross to complete a deal for an in-demand striker.

Sunday, 16th June 2019, 11:30 am
Updated Sunday, 16th June 2019, 1:30 pm
Sunderland fans have revealed their choice of striker target

The Black Cats have already been linked with a host of players during the summer window, although Ross is yet to dip his toe into the market.

And two names linked with the club have got fans excited – with free-scoring strike duo Freddie Ladapo and Lawrence Shankland both reportedly interesting Sunderland.

But which option would fans prefer?

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While many claimed they would like to see both join the club in a bid to bolster a goal-shy frontline, polls on our Sunderland Echo SAFC Facebook page and Twitter account showed a clear preference in Shankland.

On Twitter, 55% of supporters called on Ross to complete a deal for the former Ayr United frontman, while an even greater percentage on Facebook, 58%, wanted to see the 34-goal striker snapped up.

Reports earlier this week suggested that Sunderland have submitted a contract offer to the free agent, but they will face intense competition from Celtic, Rangers, Portsmouth, Nottingham Forest and a host of other clubs.

And fans are keen to see Ross swoop for the ‘cracking talent’ over the summer months.

On Facebook, Steven Cummings said: “Get them both in”

Paul Mackenzie added: “Shankland is a cracking talent he would get a lot of goals in League one.”

Meanwhile on Twitter, @EugeTaylor64 posted: “Shankland scores goals...machine”