Coventry City goalkeeper 'in talks' with fierce Championship rivals Sunderland

Out of contract goalkeeper Simon Moore has been linked with a move to Coventry City’s fierce Championship rivals Sunderland.

The 34-year-old is a free agent after being released by the Sky Blues at the end of his three-year contract at the end of this month, and looking for another club. Moore was signed by Mark Robins on a free transfer from Sheffield United in the summer of 2021, going on to quickly establish himself as City’s first choice.

However, after a poor start to the 2022/23 campaign he was dropped in favour of Ben Wilson, who went on to have a stellar season with 22 clean sheets and awarded the division’s Golden Glove. The arrival of Brad Collins from Barnsley last summer saw Moore slip further down the pecking order, resulting in the experienced player not playing a single competitive match.

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Now The Sun’s transfer specialist Alan Nixon has said on his Patreon account: “Managerless Sunderland are in talks with experienced Coventry keeper Simon Moore. The Black Cats are looking to sign free agent Moore, 34, as cover for Anthony Patterson.”

Patterson has been the subject of transfer speculation himself, having been linked with interest from newly relegated Sheffield United, while the permanent exit of fellow stopper Alex Bass has been confirmed. After a successful season on loan at AFC Wimbledon in League Two last season, Bass has now joined Notts County for an undisclosed fee.

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