Guy Melamed’s agent says the former St Johnstone striker could return to the UK this summer, amid interest from Sunderland and Scottish clubs.

The Israeli striker has turned down returns to his native Israel, having joined St Johnstone from Maccabi Netanya last year. Melamed confirmed earlier this summer that English League One club Sunderland were one of the teams interested in signing him following a League Cup and Scottish Cup-winning season at Saints.

Sunderland want Guy Melamed.

Sunderland want Guy Melamed. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

His agent, Clive Hart, says League One clubs remain interested amid the Sunderland link, but a move to Scotland may suit Melamed (Herald): “Guy has turned down a few offers recently.  When he can earn more in Israel, he is stuck a little bit between the two. I think the bottom line is that he wants to come back to the UK.

“The right phone call from a Scottish club this week or next I think he would come back. I think it would be a matter of timing if a deal was to be done. There were a couple of League One clubs interested but I don’t think people in England have quite seen enough of him yet. I would like to see him stick around in Scotland and I have told him that.”

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