Sunderland AFC transfer rumours: Cats 'eye' ex-Manchester United player, Peterborough United owner irritated at Sky before Cats clash, Lee Johnson talks fans and Charlie Wyke

Sunderland are entering crunch time in League One.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 5:07 pm

The Black Cats have just 10 games left to play with automatic promotion in their own hands.

Here, though, we take you through and news you may have missed today:

Sunderland eyeing Tranmere Rovers player for summer transfer

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Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson
Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson

Sunderland are among the clubs weighing up a move for Tranmere Rovers’ former Manchester United youth player Otis Khan this summer.

That’s according to Football League World.

The 25-year-old moved to Prenton Park last summer after leaving Mansfield Town but has enjoyed an excellent season for the League Two club.

The website states that this has alerted a number of clubs including Preston North End and Portsmouth.

Peterborough United mull over SAFSEE like streaming service

Peterborough United will consider setting up their own in-house match streaming service if iFollow fails to up its game.

iFollow currently broadcasts all Posh games live at a cost of £10 a match. There has been heavy criticism this season around interrupted service and poor, biased commentaries from opposition clubs.

Sunderland already host their own streaming services.

Posh co-owner Darragh MacAnthony was also irritated by Sky’s decision to broadcast the big game between Posh and Sunderland live on Easter Monday and claims the decision will cost Posh money.

MacAnthony said on the Hard Truth podcast: “We don’t make much from iFollow anyway, but we would have made plenty for the Sunderland game if it wasn’t on television.

“My financial man at the club says we would have made more from iFollow than Sky because of the number of Sunderland fans who would have bought the game.”

Lee Johnson talks Sunderland supporters and Charlie Wyke to Sky Sports

Lee Johnson has spoken Sky Sports News this afternoon.

And talk turned towards Black Cats supporters and the renewed excitement around the club

“It’s hard for me, because I’m new in relative terms,” Johnson said.

Everyone I’ve bumped into has been fantastic and very welcoming. But it’s really a case of trying to deliver not concentrating too much on what’s going on on the outside.

“I think fans and certainly Sunderland fans deserve to feel however they want to feel. If they want to feel excited because they feel this is the time.

“If they want to feel let down, frustrated, then that’s ok. Because is their club effectively, all I’m here to do with my staff and the players is give them as much joy as possible week to week by playing in a good style, by being aggressive, by trying to win football matches as much as possible.

"Hopefully if we do that enough, good things will come to us and they’ll be able to celebrate what they so desire.

Johnson also spoke about Sunderland’s scoring sensation this season Charlie Wyke.

"Yeah I’ve been majorly impressed, he’s a great lad.

"First and foremost you always look at the human being because it’s even better when a great fella is scoring goals, and he’s certainly a great fella.

"He’s passionate about his football, his family are all local and I think they’ve been involved heavily in his career as well.

"He’s doing extremely well at the moment, he’s got to keep going his performance even away from the goals has been very good. At times his clinical finishing has won us tight games.”

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