Palace, Brighton watch Sunderland loan star Wolves could let go


Reports claim Premier League duo Crystal Palace and Brighton are set to go head to head to sign Wolves defender Dion Sanderson.

Sanderson, 21, is currently on loan at League One club Sunderland. He impressed everyone at the Stadium of Light, making 11 starts in 18 league appearances.

The versatile stopper rose through the Wolves youth ranks before making his first-team debut in October 2019. It happened in an EFL Cup draw, but he has yet to make a league game. for the Molineux team.

After playing for Wolves Under-23s, he was loaned to Cardiff City in January 2020. The youngster played 10 times for the Bluebirds before returning to the West Midlands.

He then signed a contract extension with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side until the summer of 2022. However, there was no place in the senior squad and he was ceded to Wearside.

Things went well in the northeast. He started to shine under Phil Parkinson and is now a regular with Lee Johnson at the helm.

The boss recently changed positions from right-back to center-half and Sanderson has done very well. He scored his first goal for the club in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Rochdale.

Sunderland would like to keep him beyond the terms of his loan deal, but that seems unlikely.

Lots of suitors

The Black Cats would need a promotion to the Championship to try to stay. They are currently fourth in the standings and are fighting for automatic promotion.

More likely is a move to the Premier League, with rivals Brighton and Palace enthusiastic, according to the To post. Sanderson is highly regarded by Wolves and may still have a future at the club.

However, it has been suggested that Nuno is willing to let him go if the right offer arrives. He will be a free agent at the end of next season and therefore any move is likely to happen this summer.

Other interested parties include the Cardiff Championship quartet, Huddersfield Town, Sheffield Wednesday and Bristol City. It looks like the Eagles could push hard for the player, with Roy Hodgson look for reduce the age of the team.

The tastes of Joel ward and Gary Cahill do not get younger. Sanderson looks like an exciting prospect who could have a huge future at the highest level.

The Selhurst Park hierarchy is hoping it will be with them.

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