Sunderland are ready to step up their efforts to land Dion Sanderson from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

As reported by the Daily Mail, the League One side are ready to make their move for the 21-year-old, who spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan at the Stadium of Light.

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

Sanderson missed the last handful of games through injury, but made a huge impact for the Black Cats.

The season ultimately ended in disappointment as they failed to achieve promotion via the play-offs, but Sanderson regularly came in for praise for his performances, especially since the turn of the year.

Former Wolves and Sunderland player Stephen Elliott said a few months ago that Sanderson was the best loan player at Sunderland since Jonny Evans.

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

Despite their failure to escape League One, Sunderland will now intensify their pursuit of Sanderson, who is supposedly valued at £2 million by Wolves.

 

Sunderland sporting director Kristjaan Speakman is said to be ‘determined’ to sign Sanderson, and has regularly been in contact with Wolves’ technical director Scott Sellars.

Sanderson needs pre-season at Wolves

It’s clear Sunderland really want him back.

But Wolves surely need to be looking at Sanderson in pre-season.

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Dion Sanderson (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Potentially he could do a job within the first-team.

Wolves shouldn’t do anything hasty, and allow the new man that comes in to run the rule over a clearly promising young talent.

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