Reports: Sunderland in talks to sign 24-y-o dutch starlet 

League One faithful Sunderland are in talks to sign ex-PSV Eindhoven ace Wouter Verstraaten.

The 24-y-o has admitted to Eindhovens Dagblad that it feels ‘honored’ to be eyed by a club of the stature of Sunderland as he closes in on a move.

After Australian Bailey Wright had suffered an ill-timed injury just weeks since arriving at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland manager Phil Parkinson stated that he was willing to think outside the box to get in a replacement outside the transfer window (Chronicle).

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Around mid-February, reports emerged that a former PSV centre-back had arrived on North East for a trial.

“They had seen me play and showed interest. Special, yes. I am realistic, but during that trial I noticed that I was participating at the level (required),” said Verstraaten, who featured against Liverpool’s youngsters in a reserve clash.

The 24-y-o is still in talks with the Black Cats regarding what would be a permanent transfer to the Stadium of Light and.

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