Steve Bruce insists he was right not to spend on new striker in January

Bruce insists he was right to wait for the right strikerSunderland FC manager Steve Bruce insists he was correct by not purchasing a new striker in January and claims the transfer figures asked for certain forwards were “astronomical”.

Sunderland sold their main source of goals Darren Bent to Aston Villa for a reported fee of around £22m in January with many expecting Bruce to find an immediate replacement. However the Blackcats boss feels the summer will present a perfect opportunity to find value.

“At the time we couldn’t really bring in a striker who would have made a difference, we were quoted astronomical money, stupid things. In the end we decided to keep a bit back for the summer when we can get value for money.”

Bruce added.

“Of course I didn’t know we were going to collapse like we did but I still think it was the right decision.”

Sunderland are currently rumoured to be targeting three strikers over the summer with Peter Crouch suggested to me Bruce’s main priority.

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