Six English clubs tracking Darmstadt striker

Date published: Friday 1st April 2016 4:28 - Matthew Briggs

Sandro Wagner: In-demand striker

Southampton, Sunderland, Swansea City, West Brom, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough are tracking Darmstadt striker Sandro Wagner, sources have told TEAMtalk.

Wagner has enjoyed an outstanding season with Darmstadt despite their struggles in the Bundesliga with 11 goals in 21 starts.

The powerful forward’s goalscoring prowess has brought him to the attention of several Bundesliga rivals as well as a number of clubs across Europe.

Wagner’s performances have seen earn a lot of praise from some of the top names in German football with Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge saying of the big striker: “It is hard to defend Sandro because of his height and physique.”

Southampton, Sunderland, Swansea City, West Brom, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough are all keeping tabs on Wagner’s progress and are weighing up moves for the 28-year-old in the summer, with Wagner viewed as ideally suited to the English style of football due to his aerial ability and power.

Agent, Simon Conning, is trying to broker a deal to bring Wagner to the UK working on behalf of the forward’s suitors in England, with Darmstadt facing a battle to keep hold of their prized asset this summer.

It is understood that English-speaking Wagner is interested in a move to England this summer and that even if Darmstadt secure survival in the Bundesliga this season the prolific forward is likely to move on.

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