St Johnstone star Guy Melamed has confirmed interest from League One clubs, including Sunderland, after an ‘unstoppable’ second half of the season.

Saints have not lost when Melamed has started a game this season and his form in a historic first term at St Johnstone has attracted Sunderland interest, reports confirmed by the player. Melamed is now a St Johnstone legend, having helped the club to a League Cup and Scottish Cup double against the odds.

Sunderland want the Saints striker after a stunning season in Perth.

Sunderland want the Saints striker after a stunning season in Perth. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

While Sunderland interest is ‘flattering,’ Melamed could still stay at St Johnstone (Sport 1): ”I heard from my agent. He told me there is interest. It’s very flattering to me. I’ll have to sit down with my agent and look at all the proposals. I will return home. I will be with my family.

“I will enjoy some of the time in the country because I have not been there for many months. I will examine the proposals and decide what is the best place for me. I do not rule out (Israel), but on the other hand my direction is to continue abroad.. It was an amazing season. Both individually and as a team.

“I think I improved a lot of things here in my game. On the one hand, it was a season that started with difficulties because I arrived at the team ten rounds late and I still had to be in isolation for two weeks. I managed to stand out, but from the moment I got into things I started to score goals. In the second half of the season we were unstoppable.”

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