Sunderland plot £8m move for Paraguay World Cup striker
Published 23:00 16/06/10 By James Nursey
Sunderland are lining up a bid for Paraguay World Cup striker Nelson Haedo Valdez.
The Black Cats have contacted Valdez's German club Borussia Dortmund about the forward.
The Bundesliga outfit want €10million or around £8m for the 26-year-old .
But Sunderland boss Steve Bruce hopes to get the marksman for less despite his impressive display in Paraguay's opening World Cup draw against Italy.
Valdez led Paraguay's attack alongside his Borussia Dortmund club-mate Lucas Barrios against the World Cup holders on Monday.
And Valdez is ahead of both Roque Santa Cruz and Oscar Cardozo in his country's pecking order after six goals in qualifying fired Paraguay to South Africa.
Valdez also played in the 2006 World Cup after moving to Dortmund earlier that summer from Werder Bremen.
At Bremen, Valdez helped the German club to the double in 2003/2004.
He then played and scored in the Champions League the following season.
Agent Barry McIntosh, brokering his probable move to England, said: "Valdez would be great in the Premier League and there is lots of interest."