'Wyke, Grigg, Shankland & Ladapo will do for me': Fans react as Sunderland & Portsmouth battle over Plymouth striker
Sunderland and Portsmouth are facing interest from Championship clubs to land £500,000-rated Plymouth Argyle striker Freddie Ladapo.
Plymouth Live are reporting that the Black Cats and League One rivals Pompey are both on the verge of agreeing a fee for the striker.
Both Sunderland Portsmouth had bids for the 26-year-old goalscorer rejected in the January transfer window.
Reaction from Sunderland fans has been positive but many believe the forward will opt to stay in the south – here’s what supporters said:
@Leech27Tom: “If we can get Shankland too then it's gives us great options up top. Be difficult bringing him up north Pompey have the edge because of that I think.”
@Squealer66: “Would prefer Shankland.”
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@mickynapier: “Wyke, Grigg, Shankland & Ladapo will do for me”
@fffsssafc: “He’ll sign for Portsmouth closer to home”
@Parkersafc: “He'll go to Pompey over us.”
@brownh1989: “Was a decent player, and if that’s true a canny price.”
@gdfrank80: “Was impressed with him when we played down their place. Different to what we currently have.”