‘A low-risk move that could pay off spectacularly’ – Sunderland eye transfer deal for winger: The verdict

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This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict‘ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…

Sunderland are among the clubs interest in a move for Ethan Ross, according to reports from Football Insider.

The Black Cats are looking for reinforcements this summer as they prepare for a fourth season in League One after falling short in the play-offs this term.

The Aberdeen winger faces an uncertain future with his contract due to expire in the coming weeks, and with no extension agreed, it seems increasingly likely that he could be set to move on.

Blackburn Rovers are also interested in the 20-year-old who has 35 senior appearances to his name, meaning that Lee Johnson’s side face real competition to get a deal done.

Ross would be a signing with the future in mind, so would he be a good addition to the club?

The team at FLW have their say…

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George Dagless

He could be worth a punt.

He’s a very young player and obviously hasn’t featured much for Aberdeen so far but he looks a talented boy and Sunderland might feel if they can get him in early they’ll be able to develop him and really get the best out of him, before potentially selling him on further.

Lee Johnson will certainly feel as though he can develop Ross further as a player and I think it’s a good idea from Sunderland to be looking at getting some more young players in to help bolster their squad.

Time will have to tell as to whether he becomes a success at Sunderland, but I think the logic to sign him is sound enough.

Alfie Burns

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