Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly turned down a bid from Sunderland for young defender Dion Sanderson. This is according to the publication from the Sheffield Star which stated that Wolves turned down an initial bid of £1m and that Sunderland are expected to make a second bid for the player.


It was revealed that the Black Cats might have to pay more than double of the £1m offered to sign their transfer target. Wolves are happy to sell Sanderson this summer after he impressed while he was on loan at Sunderland last season. His form for Sunderland has attracted the interest of several teams in the English Football League (EFL). Apart from Sunderland, Sheffield United, Birmingham City and Huddersfield Town are also keen on the player.

Sunderland may have to make a much improved offer to meet the asking price from Wolves for their player if they want to sign the 21-year-old defender ahead of their other EFL teams interested in him. Also, the Black Cats could have a problem signing Sanderson on a permanent deal as he favours a move to the English Championship over League One thus giving the likes of Sheffield United, Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City an edge over the Black Cats. For now, Lee Johnson’s side is hopeful that the central defender will sign for the club but they have to raise the first offer of £1m to more than double of that if they want to get the player as revealed by the aforementioned publication.

Wolves defender Sanderson came through the youth system at the club before making his debut for the first team. He has made just one solitary appearance for the Premier League club. A lot of his good works as a professional footballer has been on loan with clubs like Cardiff City and Sunderland.