Poyet Wishes He Had Kept His Gob Shut!

Last updated : 28 January 2014 By Tott Dixon - Seaham

Poyet worked closely with in his time as Brighton boss, and he believes the 24-year-old would fit perfectly into the style of play he wants to develop at Sunderland.

A firm bid, in excess of £2m, has been made by Sunderland though that was rejected by Brighton.

The problem is - Poyet himself described Bridcutt as “a £5m player” during his time at the Amex Stadium.

However, there could be a compromise in the form of Connor Wickham going out on loan to the south coast club as a makeweight in the deal.

Brighton are on the lookout for a striker to reinforce their options up front as they look to maintain a push for the play-offs.

Wickham was recalled by Sunderland yesterday, two days before his loan at the Owls was due to end – and before he was due to play for them against Millwall tonight.

That indicates Poyet has a plan for the 20-year-old, and it could be that he is used as bait to tempt Brighton to sell Bridcutt.