Sunderland are prepared to hold out for more than £15million for star man Jack Clarke, claims Football Insider, with Brentford and Burnley interested.
Sunderland man Clarke was the subject of Premier League interest in the summer, with Burnley trying and failing to sign the ex-Spurs man who’s started this season in fine form.
The 22-year-old has scored seven goals in his opening 11 Championship appearances this season, with Alan Nixon revealing over the weekend that Brentford are weighing up a potential £15million bid ahead of January.
Football Insider then claimed that Burnley remained keen ahead of the winter window. And a new report from the same publication has also claimed that Sunderland ‘will hold out for a fee of more than £15million’ for Clarke.
The report adds that ‘Sunderland feel they are in a strong position to demand a top-bracket fee’ and that the Black Cats want to make a hefty profit on the player they signed for an initial fee of less than £1million.
Despite a 4-0 defeat at home vs Middlesbrough last time out, Sunderland remain in 4th place of the Championship table and in good stead in the build up to Christmas and New Year.
Sunderland to lose to Clarke?
The January transfer window could be a pivotal one for Sunderland.
They’re definite top six contenders this season and who they sign in January, and who they sell, could be decisive in their quest for promotion.
So it’s certainly a tough one for the Black Cats to weigh up. On the one hand, they’ll want Clarke to fire them to the Premier League, but on the other, if a sizeable offer comes in then it might be foolish not to accept it.
Clubs in the Championship are in a situation where they constantly have to be buying and selling for profits and Clarke could yet land them a huge profit.
And this new update from Football Insider suggests that Sunderland are open to offers, but only at the right price.