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Sunderland may land Kane 2.0 in Hoppe

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Sunderland nonetheless have round 4 weeks left to deliver extra gamers into the Stadium of Mild earlier than the summer season switch window slams shut.

Kristjaan Speakman has introduced in Ellis Simms on mortgage and Daniel Ballard, Alex Bass, Jack Clarke, Leon Dajaku, and Aji Alese on everlasting offers.

Alex Neil lately claimed that he desires to enroll to 5 extra gamers to enhance his squad earlier than the tip of the window.

He informed the Sunderland Echo: “We’ve nonetheless obtained 4, probably 5 that we wish to herald earlier than the window ends.

“We want to verify the squad is aggressive and never solely that, they introduced 4 or 5 actually contemporary lads on who know the extent, and that may actually make a distinction.

Final week, MLS reporter Tom Bogert claimed that the membership are eager on a swoop for the USA worldwide, Tweeting:

“Middlesbrough have made a suggestion to Mallorca for USMNT ahead Matthew Hoppe, per sources. Supply is round $3m (together with add-ons). Sunderland as effectively. Hoppe, 21, has six caps with the USMNT. Joined Mallorca final summer season from Schalke.”

Would Hoppe be an excellent signing?




By placing a deal to signal the attacker, probably for £2.5m ($3m), Speakman may land Neil his personal model of Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

Expertise scout Jacek Kulig has acknowledged that he’s an analogous kind of participant to the England captain and listed his strengths as; ending, intuition, heading, maintain up play, off the ball motion, composure, ambidexterity, while dubbing him “full“.

In his Bundesliga profession for Schalke, he performed 1309 minutes and scored six objectives and supplied one help. Which means that he averaged a aim contribution almost as soon as each different recreation, while the attacker has additionally scored as soon as in six caps for his nation, which means that he has the potential to make a huge impact on the prime finish of the pitch.

On the age of 21, he’s nowhere close to the height of his profession and it’s unrealistic to anticipate him to be firing in 20+ objectives per season in a serious European league. Within the season earlier than he turned 21, Kane scored three objectives in ten Premier League matches for Tottenham, having scored two objectives in 13 matches within the Championship on mortgage at Leicester the yr earlier than.

He was then in a position to turn into the participant who has scored 183 top-flight objectives in England and located the again of the web 50 occasions for the Three Lions.

Hoppe may now proceed his improvement by coming to Sunderland and dealing with Neil to fulfil the potential that Kulig sees in him to change into an analogous participant to Kane.

If he can hit his stride and begin firing within the objectives on a extra constant foundation then he can be a improbable participant for the Black Cats and their very personal full quantity 9, having already proven promise on the prime degree in Germany.

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