Championship trio Sunderland, Hull City and Millwall are all keen on a move for Newcastle United’s Alex Gilliead, according to the Chronicle.
The 21 year-old forward is currently on loan at League One side Bradford City and has impressed for the Bantams so far this season. He is believed to be interested in making the step up to the Championship.
He has never made a senior appearance for Newcastle but has gained first-team experience through loan spells with Carlisle United, Luton Town and now Bradford City.
The most surprising team to be linked with him is Newcastle’s bitter rivals Sunderland. The Black Cats have struggled so far this season in the Championship but have recently brought in Chris Coleman as manager. The former Wales boss inspired them to a 2-0 win away at Burton Albion last weekend. He will be looking for some new signings in January and Gilliead could be one of them.
Hull City are another Championship side being credited with an interest. The Tigers, who like Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League last season, have struggled so far this campaign and find themselves 20th in the table. Leonid Slutsky will be looking to bolster his squad in January as he looks to help Hull climb up the table.
The final side interested in Millwall. Their manager, Neil Harris, has worked wonders with the London club and has also brought in some shrewd signings during his tenure. It would be a decent coup for them if they fought off interest from Sunderland and Hull to sign Gilliead.