Sunderland are reportedly interested in the signature of Greg Stewart from Birmingham City. According to The Scottish Sun, the Black Cats boss Jack Ross is keen to sign the player who has recently had a successful loan spell at Kilmarnock.
The fee involved would need to be near the £400,000 that Birmingham paid for him back in 2016.
It would certainly be a decent acquisition for Sunderland, who require some extra creativity in the final third. Stewart, who scored eight goals provided seven assists in his 16 games with Kilmarnock this season, would certainly provide that.
He is also a fan of Ross.
Last January, ahead of a Scottish FA Cup fourth-round clash with St Mirren, Stewart spoke to the Press and Journal about the then Paisley-based Scotsman.
“St Mirren are doing well – Jack Ross has got them playing good stuff and they’ll be playing with confidence. They’ve got nothing to lose.”
The playmaker, who was on loan at Aberdeen, spoke highly of the job Ross had done at St Mirren Park. Aberdeen went on to win that game 4-1 with Stewart playing 79 minutes.
Now Ross might have the chance to work with him. Bringing in his passing ability and vision would hopefully help Sunderland find the net with more regularity as they continue to push for promotion from League One.
Stewart clearly respects Ross and uniting the pair could be a huge hit for Sunderland.