Sunderland have made an offer of £6million for AS Roma and US international midfielder Michael Bradley, according to a report in Italy. However, the Italian club values Bradley at between £8.5m-£10m, so the two clubs are currently at a stalemate in their negotations for the American World Cup star.
Earlier this week, in an interview with Sunderland Echo newspaper, Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio expressed his desire to sign a creative midfielder:
“If we can bring in only one player, without selling (Stephane) Sessegnon, it would have to be absolutely a central midfielder.”
Bradley could be that player. He can put his foot on the ball to control midfield possession. Plus he has the creative spark that Sunderland desperately needs to create chances up front for Sunderland strikers Steven Fletcher and Jozy Altidore. Bradley has experience playing in the top flights in Europe, and despite a disappointing period with Aston Villa, the American has the quality and determination to make it in the Premier League.
What’s your opinion about Michael Bradley? Should he remain at Roma, or is a move to Sunderland an ideal opportunity to form a partnership with Altidore to unlock the striker’s potential in the top flight? Share your opinions in the comments section below.