Sunderland goalkeeper Anthony Patterson is set to reject Leicester City and Premier League Wolves in order to sign a new deal at the Championship outfit.
That is according to The Sun; a major boost for the Black Cats’ hopes of bouncing back from play-off heartbreak. Sunderland have already lost star man Amad Diallo, while fellow winger Jack Clarke is attracting plenty of interest from Premier League clubs.
So suggestions that Anthony Patterson is ready to showcase his loyalty to his boyhood club will elicit an almighty sigh of relief on Wearside. The Sun report that Patterson, North Shields-born and Academy of Light-raised, is closing in on a new deal.
The 23-year-old’s is already under contract until 2026.
But, with the likes of Leicester and Wolverhampton Wanderers batting their eyelashes in his direction, Patterson putting pen to paper would help keep his suitors at arms’ length while serving to dispel any distractions as Sunderland look to challenge the top-six again next term.
Wolves target Anthony Patterson is staying at Sunderland
“He dominates his box. He makes crucial saves. He’s just a nice kid. A nice big, 6ft 4ins kid who hardly talks. But he is brilliant at what he does,” Mowbray says of Patterson; likely to feature for England at the upcoming U21 European Championships.
“We all love him. How far can he go? The phone dictates that, if people in the Premier League are watching him or England are watching him, or whatever it would be. We’ll wait and see.
“At this moment, we’re just delighted he’s with us. Delighted he’s enjoying his football and playing well.”
Patterson is reportedly valued in the region of £10 million.
Wolves’ interest came at a time in which Jose Sa’s future appears to be in doubt, Julen Lopetegui dropping the Portuguese international in favour of Dan Bentley during the final few weeks of last season.
Relegated Leicester, meanwhile, may opt to keep faith with Daniel Iversen; outstanding in the Championship during a loan spell at Preston North End.
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