Wycombe Wanderers make move for Sunderland-linked forward

Wycombe Wanderers have made a move for Sunderland-linked forward Owen Dale.

By Richard Mennear
Sunday, 6th June 2021, 11:47 am

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The 22-year-old forward is in demand this summer with a number of clubs already linked with him this summer.

The Sun report Wycombe have made the first move though it has been described as a ‘low offer’.

Preston North End and Blackburn Rovers have also been linked.

Owen Dale of Crewe Alexandra.

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It remains to be seen whether he is a firm target for Sunderland this summer, who are targeting promotion back to the Championship at the fourth time of asking.

What is known, is that the Black Cats are targeting three key qualities as they bid to build a squad capable of winning promotion from League One.

Lee Johnson, Kristjaan Speakman and the club’s recruitment team are currently assessing a number of potential targets ahead of a first foray into the market.

Sunderland have already allowed seven players to leave the club following the expiration of their contracts, while talks remain ongoing with Charlie Wyke, Denver Hume, Aiden McGeady and Luke O’Nien on extending their stays.

But even if all of the quartet put pen to paper, it’s set to be a busy summer when it comes to incomings at the Stadium of Light.

And sporting director Speakman offered an update on the type of players that the club will be pursuing this summer during the latest structured dialogue meeting between club officials and fans.

The notes from the meeting state that Speakman said that Sunderland will be looking for ‘industrious players, who make bold decisions and have creativity.’

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