Steve Bruce to be handed £17m January transfer kitty?

Bruce may be handed a cash lifeline to bring in another strikerFootybunker have been led to believe that Steve Bruce could be handed a £17m transfer kitty for the transfer window in January to help boost the squad’s chances of qualifying for Europe this season.

Sunderland have not had the finest of starts this season considering the amount of players Steve Bruce brought in over the summer but sources suggest that whilst things have not gone well, he shall be provided with funds to bring in a striker during January should things not have improved.

Our source also suggests that Sunderland are playing the long term game and will not look to fire Steve Bruce despite his poor start and that he shall be given time to work with the squad which to most, looks to be very new. With time being given to build the team to a higher performing level it should certainly work in Bruce’s favour.

The Sunderland manager had to let Asamoah Gyan leave after the transfer window and is still smarting that he could not bring another in prior to Gyan’s departure. However, the deal turned out to make “good financial sense” and it appears that a good percentage of this cash will be used in January to find a forward.

With Bruce bringing in old Manchester United stalwarts, John O’Shea and Wes Brown, many believed that Sunderland would hold their own this season, however one can see from the Premiership table that the players are yet to mould together as one and will try to improve on their current position of 16th.

Whether Bruce shall use the money available to bring in just the one player or he decided to look at options with regards to a loan move remains to be seen.

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