Reports are linking us with a move for Jiangsu Suning defender Trent Sainsbury. Mile Jedinak’s Australian international teammate is said to be interesting us and QPR.
The 26-year-old is coming into the last year of his contract and could be available for a low price, although his performances at the World Cup are likely to have increased interest.
Some of our fans on Twitter don’t believe we have the money to buy the Aussie centre-half:
We can’t afford Sainsbury’s we will be in Aldi
— peter wilks (@pjwilks) 24 June 2018
If we’d won the playoffs then we could have gone for the slightly more upmarket Trent Waitrose.
— Nayson (@Nayson) 24 June 2018
Do we get Nectar points?
— Ken Jones (@kenjones001) 24 June 2018
Won’t be that cheap from sainsburys
— Layton (Probes) AVFC (@laytonprobert) 24 June 2018
Quite a come down from JT 🙁
— Riz Shiz (@Razor_Sharper) 24 June 2018
Would be a great pick up
— Script Nebz (@JNebz_) 24 June 2018
— tommy.gi (@thanosgcool) 24 June 2018
— Joe Frost (@Frostyz___) 24 June 2018
Can’t see how Sainsbury comes cheap. Will get a good deal after the World Cup
— Chris Arvanitakis (@taki670) 24 June 2018
On loan at Inter and Grasshoppers the last two seasons. Decent addition if it comes off ????
— David Sutton (@suttyavfc) 24 June 2018
With Steve Bruce and the backroom staff still awaiting word from Tony Xia about whether the club can go forward with the summer transfer plans, the prospect of making a cash offer for a player does seem unlikely currently.
We still owe £11m to other clubs for previous transfers, and while Sainsbury’s agent has revealed the player is interested in moving to Europe, there will be competition for his signature which we may not be able to compete with.