Sunderland are keen on signing Reading goalkeeper Jonathan Bond, as per a report by Sportlens. 

The 24-year-old’s contract with the Royals expires in June and Sunderland are interested in signing him on a free transfer. Bond has spent this season on loan at League One side Peterborough United and has impressed for the Posh.

Sunderland could be playing their football in the third tier next season and may see Bond as their potential number one. The Black Cats boosted their survival chances on Saturday with a 4-1 win away to Derby County but Chris Coleman’s side still has a lot of work to do.

They are already being linked with some potential signings for the summer and Bond could be the first through the door at the Stadium of Light.

The 6ft 4inc goalkeeper has represented England at U20 and U21 level, despite playing for Wales at U17 and U19 level when he was younger.

He started his career at Watford and went onto play 33 games for the Hornets. He spent time on loan at Brackley Town, Forest Green Rovers, Dagenham and Redbridge and Bury during his time at Vicarage Road.

Bond then signed for Reading for an undisclosed fee in July 2015. He played 14 times for the Royals after he first signed for them but then lost his starting place to Vito Mannone. He spent the end of last season on loan at Gillingham and was then shipped out to Peterborough United for this campaign.

It appears his career at Reading is coming to an end but Sunderland could provide a new opportunity for Jonathan Bond.


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