Sunderland’s Gus Poyet is in the transfer market searching around for potential arrivals to the Stadium of Light as the club has already been successful in signing the likes of: Costel Pantilimon, Billy Jones and Jordi Gomez, the progress of the manager is showing but Gus Poyet still has a few things that he wants to accomplish before the summer transfer window concludes.
Fabio Borini and Ashley Williams are targets that Poyet has already launched offers but both of them were denied as Liverpool will not let Borini leave Anfield Road for €10 million which was the offer of Poyet.
Gus Poyet is hoping that the price tag of Liverpool’s Fabio Borini will drop considerably after Liverpool managed on signing Adam Lallana from Southampton and Lallana plays in a similar position to Borini.
Kurt Zouma and Jack Rodwell are players in the wish-list of Poyet but instead of signing them on permanent deals which would be close to impossible, the manager of Sunderland is expecting somehow to sign both of them on loan deals.
Zouma is a 19 year old centre-half who has already been regarded to have outstanding potential and becoming one of the best defenders in the world, Jose Mourinho secured his services from Saint-Etienne with a price tag of €12 million and if Poyet can indeed sign the French defender, it would provide Sunderland with defensive pace as well as build competition for Wes Brown and John O’Shea in the defence of the squad.
Jack Rodwell on the other hand has struggled trying to find a place in the starting lineup of Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini as the young midfielder had to settle with only being able to make 5 league appearances and his lack of playing time might make him want to leave the Etihad Stadium but Poyet will face competition trying to sign Jack Rodwell as Everton and West Bromwich Albion are also interested in signing the English midfielder.
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has revealed that he will not quit the club with six matches remaining in the season, despite the relegation troubles. He took over from Paolo Di Canio just a few months into the new campaign, but he has been unable to get results under the belt. When he took over, Sunderland were rock bottom of the table. Even after several matches the campaign, the club still find themselves in the same position, but with very few matches left to recover. As a result, they are staring down potential relegation.
Despite this, manager Poyet says that he will not resign from his position. Poyet has had a number of high profile players at his disposal, but it is thought that most of them have not been professional during his time at the club. Players like Andrea Dossena had the experience from the likes of Liverpool, but they have not been helped by others being in a poor form. Last season, the club barely managed to survive and it was only because of the goals from Steven Fletcher. This time around, the former Wolves man has not been scoring goals on a regular basis to save them.
Ahead of a difficult match against title contenders Manchester city, questions have been asked about Poyet’s future.
“It looks to me that people are expecting me to walk out. I don’t know why they have that impression. I’m not going to quit. I hope so. If not, we have got a massive problem. The more solutions I find, the easier my job is going to be and I want that job to be as easy as possible. Here we are talking about solutions for the club and maybe my way is not right. If I am the problem, it would be nice if somebody told me,” said the manager