May 26, 2024

Sunderland Sporting Director Kristjaan Speakman is watching the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Swansea City at the Stadium Of Light in Sunderland, on February 24, 2024. (Photo by MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Sunderland could strike gold by cashing in on gem who’s now worth £11m

Sunderland could soon make a hefty profit on this star if he is sold on.

Sunderland will be looking forward to this Championship season being over and done with based on recent results, the Wearside outfit humbled 5-1 by Blackburn Rovers last time out to pile up the misery even higher.

The disastrous loss at the Stadium of Light also saw Anthony Patterson have a notable off-day in between the sticks, the usually reliable Black Cats

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goalkeeper making just two saves with the ball having to be fished out of his busy net an embarrassing five times.

This poor day at the office shouldn’t detract suitors coming back in for the 23-year-old in the summer however, Patterson gaining notable admirers from higher-up places than Sunderland, with Liverpool once sniffing about for the Black Cats number one.

If Sunderland were tempted into parting ways, they’d demand the suitor in question pay a hefty fee to win Patterson’s services with the promising shot-stopper seeing his value soar after coming through the youth ranks on Wearside.

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Anthony Patterson’s time at Sunderland

All whilst still only 23 years of age, Patterson has managed to amass 118 first-team appearances for the Black Cats after bursting onto the senior scene during the 2021/22 season.

A loan spell with Notts County the campaign prior would allow for the young shot-stopper to spread his wings, making 11 appearances and gaining his first real experience of the men’s game in the formative switch.

The 6 foot 2 homegrown product wouldn’t look back when gifted chances to impress in the senior mix back at the Stadium of Light, becoming a key cog the last two full seasons on the trot with 86 Championship appearances accumulated, having also been praised for his “amazing temperament” by Tony Mowbray.

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His continued heroics in goal for Sunderland this season even when results haven’t been going the team’s way – with Patterson picking up two clean sheets on the bounce before the collapse to the Riversiders – means the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Nottingham Forest who have been in the queue for his services alongside Klopp’s Reds could reignite their interest again soon.

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