In the summer a host of clubs were linked with the signature of Mo Eisa. With good reason as well. The Sudanese-born striker had an excellent season with Cheltenham Town last term. The talented forward scored 25 goals in 50 games for the club and teams were soon clamouring.
One of those teams was Sunderland. As reported by Sky Sports, Sunderland made a £1 million bid for the player and were ready to battle Portsmouth and Peterborough United for his signature – coincidentally, the two teams looking like their biggest threat to automatic promotion this season.
However, Bristol City then swooped in. Looking to replace Bobby Reid, the Robins spent a reported £1.5 million to bring in the forward this summer.
Eisa went straight into the first-team at Ashton Gate but it has not been an ideal start to life with the club.
He played 12 minutes of football in three substitute appearances before picking up an ankle ligament strain and missing the last two months of the season with an injury.
He has recently returned from the injury and was on the bench for Bristol City against Reading yesterday afternoon.
But his form so far this season will not have Sunderland losing sleep, especially with Josh Maja on fire and Jerome Sinclair improving every week.