Sunderland AFC news: Cats linked with Argentine international, Joel Asoro reflects on debut

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Sunderland have been linked with a move for Argentina international Eduardo Salvio.

New boss David Moyes is thought to be prioritising a new striker, as well as a centre-half and right-back, as he looks to make a breakthrough in the transfer market.

However, reports in Portugal today have credited Sunderland with an interest in Benfica wideman Salvio, despite the 26-year-old just penning a new contract.

Benfica would want around £20million for Salvio though, which would immediately raise question marks, with Moyes thought to be operating on a limited budget.

Meanwhile, teenage striker Joel Asoro has been reflecting on his eye-catching impact during his first Sunderland start last night.

Asoro, 17, scored one and made another in Sunderland's 3-2 win over Dijon after being handed the opportunity to lead the line in the absence of the injured Jermain Defoe.

“You don’t always get opportunities like this so I’m happy I took it and even happier I scored,” he said.

"They (the fans) probably hadn’t heard of me before kick-off, but they have now.”

Sunderland have around 500 supporters out in France for their week-long stay on the banks of Lake Geneva.

And the Black Cats' away allocation for their Premier League opener at Manchester City has now sold out.