Black Cats keen on Argentine stopper.
Sunderland are reportedly keen to secure a deal for Lucas Orban of Argentine club Club Atletico Tigre, according to Sky Sports.
Paolo Di Canio is eager to rebuild the squad that he inherited from Martin O’Neill last term to avoid another brush with relegation and he has already gone about that by signing Valentin Roberge, Cabral and Modibo Diakite on free transfers so far, and has now set his sights on Orban.
However, the player’s agent, Filippo Colasanto, has said that though the 24-year-old would make a fine signing for a side from the Premier League he does have several offers from Spain to consider too.
“Sunderland have moved in a concrete and correct way for Orban, making an offer to the player’s family,” he said.
“We talked about it, but the boy wants to take his time and choose at the end of the Argentine championship.
“There are several opportunities for him in Spain, so the choice is between these two countries.
“He is physically very strong and he would be perfect for the Premier League.”
Orban began his career at River Plate in 2009 but made the switch to Tigre on loan two years later before signing on permanently last summer.