With a Championship swap deal mooted, Leeds must push for five-goal winger in return
Leeds United are reportedly interested in a swap deal which would involve Andy Lonergan leaving the Whites for Sunderland whilst a so-called mystery player heads the other way, according to a report.
Football Insider broke the news that the Black Cats have enquired about the availability of the 34-year-old stopper which led the Whites to see if a swap deal was possible.
Sunderland’s demise this season has been clear for all to see and to be frank, there aren’t very many players who have covered themselves in glory for the Wearsider’s, but Aiden McGeady’s displays for the north-east side have stood out.
The 31-year-old Irishman has been a shining light in an otherwise dismal campaign and if Thomas Christiansen and co. could get their hands on him, it could be the injection of invention the Whites are crying out for at the moment.
Now that Pierre-Michel Lasogga is back and Kemar Roofe continues to run the forward line, McGeady’s invention would be an added bonus.
Despite the Wearsider’s disappointing position in the league, the midfielder has still managed to bag five goals and three assists, making him one of the Black Cats stand out performers this season.
However, given Sunderland’s treacherous league position, it’s unlikely they will be wanting to let one of their star players leave.
As for allowing Lonergan’s potential move to the north-east – this is not a bad transfer from Leeds’ perspective, given that Felix Wiedwald has taken his position as the club’s number one, and Lonergan has not featured for the Yorkshire side since November following a 4-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
That only begs the question as to who the mystery player could be…
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