By Wayne Veysey

16th Oct, 2020 | 3:40pm

Sources: Sunderland agree signing of Dion Sanderson

Sunderland have agreed a deal to sign Wolves defender Dion Sanderson on loan ahead of today’s transfer deadline, Football Insider understands.

The Premier League side have given the 20-year-old the green light to leave in pursuit of first-team experience and a number of EFL clubs, including Cardiff and Swansea, have made enquiries about taking the centre-back on loan.

However, a recruitment source has told Football Insider that Sunderland have struck a deal with Wolves and that a move to the Stadium of Light is set to be completed over the coming hours.

Sanderson spent last season out on loan at Cardiff City, where he made 10 appearances playing as a right-back in the Championship.

With first-team opportunities likely to be limited at Molineux this term, Wolves have sanctioned another temporary spell for the versatile defender.

Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson has been looking to add to his side’s defensive options ahead of the domestic transfer deadline and believes that Sanderson’s ability to play both in the middle and on the right-hand side will make him a valuable addition to the squad.

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The promising defender, who made his first-team debut in 2019 in a League Cup game against Aston Villa, is highly thought of at Wolves and has been tipped for a future in the first-team setup.

The nephew of Olympic gold medallist javelin thrower Tessa Sanderson, Sanderson has been a regular for the club’s under-23s in recent years and featured in the EFL Trophy this season.

In other Wolves news, another hot prospect has agreed to leave Molineux after loan move hijacked.