Tale of the Tape: How do Sunderland targets Carl Jenkinson and Sam Byram compare?

Leeds United's Sam Byram (left) in action
Leeds United's Sam Byram (left) in action
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Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat is closing in on his first transfer breakthrough but how do Carl Jenkinson and Sam Byram compare?

The pair - both right-backs - have both been strongly linked with a move to the Stadium of Light this summer.

Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson in action

Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson in action

Jenkinson could be set for a loan move, with Sunderland agreeing a loan fee with his parent club Arsenal despite interest from West Ham United, where he spent last season, and Southampton.

But the Black Cats are also keeping tabs on highly-rated versatile Leeds United defender Sam Byram, who can also play right wing.

A number of Premier League clubs have been tracking his progress at Elland Road.

So how do the English duo compare?

Name: Carl Jenkinson

Club: Arsenal

Age: 23 (Born - February 08, 1992)

Birthplace: Harlow

Height: 6ft 1in

Weight: 12st 1lb

Previous clubs: Charlton (trainee), Eastbourne (loan), Welling United (loan) West Ham United (loan).

Career appearances: 105

Career goals: 1

2014-15 appearances: 33 (3)

2014-15 goals: 0

2014-15 Discipline: Two yellow cards

International: Represented England at U17, U19, U21 level and has one full cap from 2012.

Career highlights: Scored in the Premier League, played in the Champions League, England appearance.

Name: Sam Byram

Club: Leeds United

Age: 21 (Born 16 Sep, 1993)

Birthplace: Thurrock

Height: 6ft

Weight: Not known

Previous clubs: Product of the Leeds United academy

Career appearances: 108

Career goals: 6

2014-15 appearances: 39

2014-15 goals: 3

2014-15 discipline: Seven yellow cards and one red card

International: The 2012/13 season brought recognition on the international stage when he was selected in Peter Taylor’s U20 England squad for the World Cup in Turkey but he ws withdrawn from the squad at the eleventh hour due to injury.

Career highlights: Academy product, called up to England U20 squad but injury prevented him making his debut, highly-rated and has attracted Premier League interest.