Sunderland are close to sealing an agreement with Coventry City defender Jordan Willis, the 24-year-old who is set to walk away from the Sky Blues this summer.
As reported by the Roker Report, Willis is set to agree on a deal to join Jack Ross’ side this summer in a surprise move. It’s something of a coup as Willis was expected to make a Championship move, with League One champions Luton Town one of the sides interested in his services.
Willis has made over 200 appearances for Coventry and was understood to be keen on the chance of playing at a higher level with the Hatters, but it seems the lure of 32,000 fans cheering him on at the Stadium of Light has changed his mind.
He’s progressed through the youth ranks at Coventry and had become their captain and leader, but it was clear from the outset he intended to seek his fortune elsewhere this summer.
It’s a move that will surely delight Sunderland fans who have seen their side remain largely inactive on the transfer front thus far this summer.
This is the sort of move Sunderland should be making: a big name from League One who will improve their squad.
he knows the level, he’s young enough to develop and maybe earn them a few quid and, if they go up, he’s capable of playing at the next level as well.
It might grate on Sky Blues’ fans who hoped he would at least step up to the Championship, but as promotion favourites, the lure of the Sunderland challenge seems to be enough for him.