Sunderland handed boost in Aberdeen-linked defender pursuit - but Portsmouth are also interested

Sunderland have been handed a potential transfer boost.

BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Clark Robertson celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Sky Bet Leauge One match between Blackpool and Rotherham United at Bloomfield Road on October 12, 2019 in Blackpool, England. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)
BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Clark Robertson celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Sky Bet Leauge One match between Blackpool and Rotherham United at Bloomfield Road on October 12, 2019 in Blackpool, England. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

The Black Cats have been linked with a deal for defender Clark Robertson during the summer window.

The centre-back is set to depart Championship outfit Rotherham United this month.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Robertson’s departure from the New York Stadium has prompted interest from Sunderland, Portsmouth and Aberdeen.

The 27-year-old played for The Dons between 2009 and 2015 having been born in the area and rising up through the youth ranks.

That had prompted strong speculation that Robertson would return to Pittodrie Stadium.

However, Robertson is ‘more likely’ to stay in England this summer, as per a report by the Daily Record.

Aberdeen are said to have made an offer for the in-demand defender but he may well be remaining in the EFL.

Both Sunderland and Portsmouth are reportedly interested as both Lee Johnson and Danny Cowley target promotion next campaign.

A message from the Football Clubs Editor

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Our aim is to provide you with the best, most up-to-date and most informative Sunderland AFC coverage 365 days a year.

This depth of coverage costs, so to help us maintain the high-quality reporting that you are used to, please consider taking out a subscription to our new sports-only package here.

Your support is much appreciated. Richard Mennear, Football Clubs Editor