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Swansea City tracking Sunderland player ahead of potential January transfer
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Sunderland’s in-form talisman Ross Stewart is attracting transfer attention from Championship side Swansea City, according to the Daily Record.
Stewart arrived at the Black Cats during the previous January transfer window from Ross County, scoring three times in 13 appearances last season.
Since Charlie Wyke’s departure to Wigan Athletic in the summer though, the Scot has become the leading man at the Stadium of Light.
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In 26 League One outings this season, Stewart has scored 18 goals and that includes seven in his previous four matches – including a hat-trick in a 5-0 thumping of Sheffield Wednesday.
Stewart’s contract at Sunderland expires in the summer of 2023 and it appears that Swansea are one of a number of clubs keeping an eye on the 25-year-old this month and are considering making a move.
The Welsh side already have the prolific Joel Piroe amongst their ranks but they could be set to add another goalscorer if they can find the money – although Sunderland are likely to put a not for sale sign on their top scorer.
Considering Russell Martin has said as recently as today that the club need to sell players to raise funds for new permanent additions, this one appears to be a non-starter already.
Stewart would cost millions due to his age and recent form for the Black Cats and that’s something that unless a mystery pot of cash is found soon in South Wales then Swansea cannot afford it right now.
Per the Daily Record though, Premier League and other Championship sides are watching Stewart’s situation develop with a close eye so we may see other clubs get linked to him this month.
Sunderland though have not been in the second tier for nearly four years now and their best chance of getting back there is to keep their best players – Stewart included – so it’s hard to see them cashing in this month.
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