Back in January, Sunderland were on the hunt for a new striker. The Black Cats needed a new frontman to help them in the hunt for League One promotion.
One man who was on their list of potential options was Freddie Ladapo. As reported by the Plymouth Herald, Sunderland made an unsuccessful bid of £400,000 for his services on deadline day.
This summer, the 19-goal striker is likely to leave Plymouth after the Pilgrims were relegated to League Two.
But Sunderland, who are currently in the midst of a takeover, looked to have missed the boat regarding a potential deal for the player.
Portsmouth were seemingly closing in on a move for the player. But, as reported by The News that deal is no longer happening.
Pompey have reportedly scrapped the deal over his wages and will be seeking a new striker alternative.
Sunderland could, therefore, have a chance of swooping themselves. Ladapo is a proven scorer at this level and the club clearly have a previous interest in his services.
With the takeover at the Stadium of Light now approaching completion, Sunderland will have every chance to consider Ladapo again now promotion rivals Portsmouth are out of the running.