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Sunderland “will be considering” adding a “fantastic” A 24-year-old commentator will take Jack Clarke’s place.

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According to a pundit, Sunderland “will be looking at” acquiring a winger, 24, to replace Jack Clarke.

Jack Clarke has established himself as a star attacker in the Championship over the last two seasons, but Sunderland might lose him in a matter of months.

Since the Black Cats achieved promotion in 2022, the 23-year-old has scored 24 goals and provided 16 assists in 80 appearances. Due to his outstanding play, several Premier League clubs have expressed interest in signing him.

Even though Clarke’s contract is only expiring in two years, it is quite possible that he will leave Wearside this summer, and their only chance to keep him would have been if they had promoted him to the top division.

After six straight losses, that is definitely not going to happen, so Sunderland will need to think about their alternatives for a replacement for their top player, hopefully with the extra £20 million they receive from his departure.

Although there hasn’t been much rumor about Clarke’s replacement, analyst Carlton Palmer has predicted that the Championship team will pursue Mikey Johnston, a West Brom loanee.

“Mikey Johnston has continued his flying time at West Brom since he signed on loan in the January transfer window,” Palmer remarked in an interview with Football League World. Ever since coming from Celtic, he’s had an amazing experience.

“Yes, a lot of teams will be watching how he plays, so you’ll be looking at teams that are considering guys moving on. guys like Jack Clarke and Jon Rowe will be leaving, and Mikey Johnston will be considered as a potential replacement.

“But he’s enjoying his football there and is having a great time at West Brom.”

“But given his stellar play for West Bromwich Albion, Norwich, Sunderland, and other potential Championship clubs will undoubtedly be keeping an eye on the issue.”

“Considering his performance in the Championship, I believe Celtic will be looking at at least £2m or £3m, so I don’t think Johnston will fall into Sunderland’s strategy of trying to sign young players and get them in cheap.

“We’ll see at the end of the season, but he’s definitely done excellent things at West Brom and [is] drawing a lot of interest, so whether Sunderland have the money to pay that, Norwich do have the money to pay for Mikey Johnston.”

Mikey Johnston: who is he?

Since joining Celtic in 2008, Mikey Johnston has experienced a number of injuries while playing for the senior squad.

Johnston, who had previously failed to secure a consistent spot in their starting lineup, scored one goal and provided four assists on his season-long loan at Vitoria Guimaraes.

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But in just nine games, he has found far more success at West Brom, where he has scored six goals and provided one assist.

The Republic of Ireland international has been essential to the Baggies’ bid for promotion, and Celtic may profit financially from his departure this summer by capitalizing on his strong play.

Johnston might be a very valuable addition to Sunderland’s front line if he can maintain his current level of play in the upcoming year.

Palmer wonders if we could afford the attacker, but if we were to get about eight times that money from Jack Clarke, £3 million would certainly seem doable.

Naturally, he would need to step up to fill Clarke’s shoes, but when our current star guy joined us, he wasn’t all that, and we all know what happened to him.

However, there might be a lot of competition for the Black Cats, and he might prefer a long-term transfer to West Brom.

But only if we genuinely look for Jack Clarke’s replacement rather than merely inserting Romaine Mundle into the left side and hoping no one sees the difference.

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