Bristol City, Coventry City and Sunderland are all being linked with Stoke City striker Sam Vokes.

Vokes, 31, looks set to be heading out on loan this summer. Last month, reports claimed that the Potters would be giving him the green light to leave the club on a temporary basis this summer, with Shrewsbury Town then being linked.

Now though, Mirror reporter Darren Witcoop claims that all of Bristol City, Coventry City and Sunderland are interested in the Welshman:

Vokes made his name with Burnley. He proved a prolific name with them in both the Championship and the Premier League, with his best season coming in the 2013/14 campaign where he netted 20 goals in 39 Championship outings.

He’d join up with Stoke City midway through the 2018/19 campaign but has since struggled to make an impact, scoring just eight goals in 88 league outings for the Potters.

With the club looking to overhaul their wage budget this summer, Vokes looks nailed on for a loan move.

Thoughts?

Vokes is obviously an experienced striker and one who’s proven himself on stages as high as the international one with Wales.

For whatever reason though, his Stoke City stint hasn’t worked out at all and a loan move could be the ideal next step for the 31-year-old to resurrect his career.

Coventry City have just brought in Martyn Waghorn and so it remains unclear whether they’ll be back in for Vokes, whilst Bristol City and Sunderland both need firepower after both lost strikers for free this summer.