Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Dion Sanderson is reportedly being eyed by Newcastle United.

According to a report from The Chronicle, the 21-year-old has now emerged as a transfer target for the Magpies, having been impressing at their bitter rivals Sunderland.

Sanderson has been enjoying a brilliant campaign at the Stadium of Light.

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Dion Sanderson (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

It took him some time to break into the starting XI, but Sanderson is a regular now under Lee Johnson.

His form has been key to Sunderland’s rise up the League One table, and there’s still a good chance for the Black Cats to gain promotion automatically.

 

According to The Chronicle, Newcastle have been scouting Sanderson, who will only have a year remaining on his Wolves contract this summer.

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Dion Sanderson (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

It’s been reported previously by The Daily Mail that Wolves could sell for somewhere in the region of £2 million.

Although it seems plenty of teams are keen on Sanderson right now, which could end up increasing his value.

Newcastle need defensive reinforcements… but so do Wolves

It is no surprise to learn of potential interest from Newcastle.

They’re a side that have had defensive struggles this season and have not been as solid at the back as they usually are.

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Dion Sanderson (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

They may push for Sanderson, but Wolves have surely got to resist them and other teams.

He is surely worth a chance from Nuno Epsirito Santo and could end up saving the club a lot of money.

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