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Rumour Mill: Sunderland keen on signing Preston loan star Daniel Iversen

Daniel Iversen excelled at Preston but is unlikely to return – and Alex Neil allegedly fancies a reunion at Sunderland.

The Sun report that Sunderland have joined Middlesbrough in the race to sign Iversen this summer.

It’s noted that Preston remain keen on re-signing Iversen but that’s very, very unlikely to happen.

Middlesbrough have been the main suitor for Iversen but their rivals Sunderland are now in the mix.

Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised; Sunderland boss Alex Neil was in charge of Preston when Iversen first arrived on loan from Leicester City in January 2021.

Sunderland have clinched promotion back to the Championship and Neil may now fancy a reunion with Iversen.

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Daniel Iversen excelled at Preston

Iversen landed Preston’s Player of the Year award as he enjoyed an outstanding season at Deepdale.

The Dane first joined as a replacement for Declan Rudd, who had picked up a major knee injury.

Iversen immediately impressed for North End and that earned him another 12 months with the club.

The Leicester loanee was even better this past season, turning in some truly ridiculous performances.

Some of Iversen’s saves have been out of this world and he certainly deserved the award as Preston’s Player of the Year.

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Sadly, Iversen has been so good that he is now seemingly beyond Preston as a permanent signing.

That’s disappointing but a move to Sunderland also seems a little unlikely.

Sporting director Kristjaan Speakman has suggested that whilst Sunderland will have a competitive budget in the Championship, they don’t plan to go crazy with their spending.

Iversen will cost millions this summer and would likely take up a huge chunk of Sunderland’s budget.

Neil may well fancy working with Iversen again but we’re not sure a move to Wearside will be on the cards for the 24-year-old this summer.

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