Corresponding Tom BogertSunderland are keen to sign Matthew Hoppe, wanted by Arsenal, Everton and Crystal Palace in 2021.
What’s the matter?
Well, the US international impressed during his time at Schalke 04 in Germany, where he even drew comparisons to Robert Lewandowski after spotlighting the Bundesliga.
Hoppe was available for less than £10m as Schalke 04 racked up £185m in debt, drawing the attention of the Premier League trio of Arsenal, Everton and Crystal Palace.
It has also been said that Wolves and Newcastle are considering an offer for Hoppe.
Eventually, the 21-year-old joined Mallorca where he failed to score seven appearances last season.
Still, Bogert believes Sunderland are interested, while Middlesbrough have also made a $3m (£2.5m) bid for the American.
Hoppe, who sees Harry Kane as a role model, has also attracted Pep Guardiola’s interest in the past so he is clearly talented despite a difficult period in Spain.
Sunderland fell short in the race to sign Arsenal, Everton and Crystal Palace for 2021
If Alex Neil is serious about bringing Hoppe to the Stadium of Light, then he needs to act fast.
Corresponding 90 minsMiddlesbrough are now in advanced talks with Mallorca after submitting their £2.5m bid and the striker is said to be keen on a move to Teeside.
This despite interest from several Major League Soccer teams.
Hoppe is determined to impress Gregg Berhalter ahead of November’s World Cup and prove he can take the lead for USA in Qatar.
What’s more, fellow international Zack Steffen is already at Middlesbrough having signed on a season-long loan from Manchester City.
Obviously Hoppe has a lot to like about Middlesbrough so Sunderland have a tough task ahead of them if they are to lure him to Wearside.
In other news, the ‘perfect’ Tottenham ace is ready to push Antonio Conte against Southampton
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