LATEST UPDATE : Sunderland face Premier League battle in chase to sign 24-year-old winger

According to Colombian site AS, Sunderland, Luton Town, and Burnley are among the clubs that have expressed interest in Leeds United winger Ian Poveda.
Sunderland face a vital summer as they attempt to improve on a disappointing 2023/24 campaign.
While several new recruits will be pursued, the Black Cats’ most pressing challenge will be to hire a new manager following the difficulties of Michael Beale and current caretaker manager Mike Dodds.
However, regardless of who is in control, the club will be looking for possible transfer targets. That should allow them to act fast once a permanent manager is appointed.

Winger Ian Poveda is reportedly one of the players on the radar.

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Colombian news outlet AS reports that the Leeds United prospect is of interest to Sunderland, Luton Town and Burnley while Sheffield Wednesday look to strike a deal to keep their loan ace this summer.

The 24-year-old is out of contract at the end of this season and will almost certainly move on from Elland Road. That looks to have piqued widescale interest in Poveda, who made his Colombia debut earlier this season after switching his international allegiance.
The fight for a top prospect

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Poveda was viewed as a top prospect at both Manchester City and Leeds United but he wasn’t able to kick on quite as hoped with the Whites. Injuries have hampered his progress but at 24, he still has plenty of time to kick on and maximise his potential.

His strong performances at Sheffield Wednesday have acted as a reminder of his skill, prompting the Owls’ interest in a permanent contract. As a potential free agent, it’s unsurprising that there will be some competition for Poveda’s services.

Sunderland, Luton Town, and Burnley are all intriguing options for the winger to ponder, with the next step in his career sure to be significant as he looks to build on his impressive loan at Hillsborough.

Where will we go from here?
According to the latest reports, Sheffield Wednesday has the upper hand in the race for Poveda. Perhaps this was to be expected given his strong debt.

He could return to the Owls knowing he would play a significant role under Danny Rohl, whether out wide or centrally in an attacking midfield role.

Poveda must prioritize game time wherever he goes next. He didn’t get the opportunities he desired at Leeds United, thanks in part to injuries, but when he was fit, he was either down the pecking order or on loan.

Sunderland are eager to give exciting players the minutes they need, so the Stadium of Light could be a nice option. Ultimately, the choice rests with Poveda free agency awaits.

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