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Clarke, Rudoni, Forsyth: The Sunderland weekend transfer headlines you might have missed

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Sunderland strengthened their backline with the addition of Daniel Ballard last week, to go along with the permanent addition of Leon Dajaku so far in the summer transfer window.

Alex Neil will have an idea of what he wants his starting XI to look like on the opening day, but there does seem to be plenty of business to go between now and the big kick-off.

Jack Clarke impressed at the Stadium of Light in the second half of last season on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, demonstrating his qualities as a winger and a wing back.

The 21-year-old, who only has one year remaining on his deal in North London, is on the Black Cats’ radar again, as per the Northern Echo, but there are other options at play for Clarke, with a move to the Championship seemingly on the cards this summer.

The Black Cats’ attacking contingent had excellent variety at the back end of the campaign, and maintaining that in the second tier should enable to make the step up more smoothly.

Craig Forsyth has also been linked with a move to the North East, as per the Cypriot outlet Goal, after an extended spell in the first team picture at Derby County.

The Scotsman could be an option to bulk out defensive areas, capable of playing at left centre back or left back, should Neil see necessary in the coming weeks, the 33-year-old is currently a free agent, following the expiration of his deal at Pride Park.

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Jack Rudoni has been a very popular name in this transfer window, and the attack-minded midfielder appears set to leave AFC Wimbledon in the coming weeks after impressing as the Dons were relegated to League Two last season.

Luton Town emerged as a fresh contender to secure his services this morning, as per The Northern Echo, with the Hatters hoping to back up their sixth placed finish in the second tier under Nathan Jones last season.

The 21-year-old chipped in with 19 goal contributions for the Dons last season and should recoup a significant transfer fee for Johnnie Jackson’s side ahead of 2022/23.

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