Earlier this month it was reported by the Northern Echo that Sunderland boss Jack Ross would be keen to take some of Liverpool’s younger players on loan.
The Black Cats are set to lose two of their promising Under-17 players to Anfield this summer, with the boss looking for a favour in return.
Whether or not Ross has anyone in particular in mind remains to be seen.
The Chronicle Live has reported that Sunderland could be in the market for two new central defenders this summer.
Ross could perhaps raid Liverpool’s academy ranks for a loan signing to bolster his ranks.
Ki-Jana Hoever was handed his first-team debut for the Reds last season. He replaced Dejan Lovren in an FA Cup defeat to Wolves, coming on for a surprise first appearance.
The 17-year-old caught the eye with defending that showed maturity beyond his years and he looks like being a star of the future.
Regular game time won’t be coming any time soon at Anfield and a loan move could work.
Sunderland should be challenging for automatic promotion next season and the chance to play for a winning side could do the youngster the world of good.
The Dutch defender will hope to emulate his compatriot Virgil van Dijk at Anfield, but the first step must be to develop a grasp of men’s football.
He played seven games for Liverpool’s Under-23s last season and was on the losing side just once.
If Ross is willing to take a chance on the youngster then Sunderland could be the perfect first loan move for the ex-Ajax trainee.