Sunderland have joined a whole host of clubs from the Championship in the race to sign Peterborough United attacker Kwame Poku when the January window opens, according to reports.
The Ghana international has had an excellent season so far under Darren Ferguson and has seven goals and recorded seven assists in all competitions this term as the Posh sit fifth in League One, five points behind league-leaders Portsmouth.
12 of Poku’s goal contributions have come in the league. Only Barnsley’s Devante Cole and Blackpool’s loanee Jordan Rhodes have been involved in more goals this term, while the Ghanaian is also Peterborough’s top scorer this season.
Poku stole the show recently in a 5-0 home win as Peterborough United thrashed their local rivals Cambridge United in the derby, with the 22-year-old bagging twice and grabbing one assist too.
Nevertheless, having missed out on promotion to the Championship in the previous campaign with an infamous playoff semi-final defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, Posh may be set for a devastating blow this time around by losing Poku this winter.
According to TeamTalk, Poku is being lined up by Sunderland and Ipswich Town this January, while Millwall, West Bromwich Albion, Bristol City and Stoke City are also keen to secure the forward’s signature.
Football Transfers have valued Poku at between £700k to £1.1 million, although the rapid, skilful midfielder still has eighteen months remaining on his current deal at London Road, meaning Posh could ask for a whole lot more.
With clubs hoping to strengthen ahead of the second half of the campaign, Poku could be an excellent option for a number of promotion-chasing Championship clubs, particularly Sunderland, who never really managed to replace Amad Diallo’s goals from last season.
Poku is one of the most exciting players in League One but certainly looks good enough to play in the Championship so it wouldn’t be surprising to see him leave this January.