Reports indicate that Sunderland is willing to sell Anthony Patterson if an attractive offer comes in during the summer transfer window. The 22-year-old goalkeeper has caught the attention of both Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League after his impressive performance in the Championship this season. Sunderland is open to selling him but only if the right deal comes across the table.
Football League World writes that other clubs are looking to make an offer for Patterson, with Everton being one of them. It is imperative that Sunderland offers him an improved contract to keep him at the club, as Patterson was named the North East Footballer Writers’ Association Young Footballer of the Year. He has an impressive record, ranking in the top percentile among goalkeepers for penalty saves and crosses stopped. Patterson has kept 10 clean sheets this season and averages 5.7 successful long balls per league game, indicating his abilities to contribute to his team’s success in the final third. Journalist Josh Bunting has praised his “top-class” reactions and “sensational” saves. Sunderland should work hard to keep their number one beyond this summer, whether they get promoted or not.