Sunderland finding it difficult to offload misfiring striker

Sunderland continue to face difficulties in their attempts to offload misfiring striker Will Grigg with the latest attempt by Bradford City to lure him away from the Stadium of Light ending in failure as reported by the Telegraph and Argus.

The report claims the Bantams tabled an offer for the Sunderland striker as they chase a replacement for the recently departed James Vaughan.

However, according to the report, Grigg turned it down because he does not want to drop into League Two.


Swindon and Salford have both been strongly linked with the Northern Ireland international who moved to Wearside from Wigan Athletic a year ago for a fee reported to be in the region of £4 million. Nonetheless, a deal has never materialised, with reports suggesting Grigg rejected big-spending Salford for the same reason.

Grigg has failed to settle at Sunderland, scoring only eight goals in forty-eight appearances. Still, despite not being part of manager Phil Parkinson’s plans, the Telegraph and Argus understand he’s adamant he will not drop a level to kick start his career, even if the potential deal is a loan move until the end of the season.

Our View

The local Sunderland press are reporting Sunderland rejected the bid, so there remains confusion on what is happening with the striker.

One thing is clear, Grigg’s move to Sunderland has not worked and his unhappy time at the Stadium of Light appears to be coming to an end.

Surely there is a League One club willing to take a punt on him for the remainder of the season?



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