By FRANCO PANIZO
If Sunderland have their way, Jozy Altidore will not be the only talented U.S. Men’s National Team player on their roster this season.
According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, Sunderland have set their sights on Michael Bradley but their bid for him, worth an estimated $8-9 million, has been rejected by AS Roma. The report claims that Roma are intent on keeping the 26-year-old midfielder, but would be willing to seriously consider an offer in the $13-16 million range.
This is not the first time Sunderland have expressed interest in the American midfielder. Back in January 2011, SBI’s Ives Galarcep reported that the Black Cats were lining up a bid to try and acquire Bradley before Aston Villa signed him on a half-season loan from Borussia Moenchengladbach.
If Sunderland were to land Bradley with an improved bid, he would become the second U.S. player to transfer over to the Black Cats this summer. Altidore made the switch from AZ Alkmaar to Sunderland back in early July.
Sunderland have until Sept. 2, the last day of the summer transfer window, to try and reach a deal with Roma for Bradley.
What do you think of Sunderland reportedly making a bid for Bradley? Would you prefer to see him stick with Roma, or is the thought of seeing him and Altidore playing on a weekly basis together more appealing?
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