According to reports, Sunderland are interested in signing Ryan Woods from Brentford as they prepare for life in the Championship.
New Black Cats boss Simon Grayson is reportedly a fan of the 23-year-old midfielder, who is set to cost in the region of £2 million.
t will definitely be difficult for Sunderland to gain straight promotion to the Premier League considering their financial constraints as well as the fact that they are undergoing major squad changes as a result of relegation.
Woods will however be a good signing for the club due to the experience which he has gained in the Championship with Brentford.
If the Black Cats wish to play well in the Premier League next season, they will need players like him that will play with confidence and who has knowledge of the exact requirements in what is considered to be the most physically demanding League in England.