By , July 16, 2021 10:18 am

Former Carlisle United striker Charlie Wyke has confirmed that he’s leaving English League One giants Sunderland this summer. Wyke revealed the news of his exit via Instagram. The former Carlisle United player has been linked with a move to Wigan Athletic in recent days having been previously touted as a possible addition to the Celtic squad ahead of the new season.



Wyke posted the news of his exit on his Instagram account as he thanked the Black Cats fans who have supported from the day he signed for the club. The ex-Carlisle United attacker then wished Sunderland and their fans well for the future.

The target for Sunderland last season was to secure promotion to the English Championship from League One but they were unable to achieve that target. The Black Cats saw their bid to secure Championship promotion end after losing out to Lincoln City in the League One playoff semi-finals. Former Carlisle United striker Wyke scored 31 goals for Sunderland on the way to the playoff semis.

Experienced attacker Wyke has made the decision to leave Sunderland at the end of his contract this summer despite being offered a new deal. Wigan Athletic have new owners, Phoenix 2021 Limited and they have joined the race to sign Wyke according to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon.

Sunderland manager Lee Johnson has already prepared his mind on the exit of Wyke this summer. Johnson had earlier revealed that the striker could leave the club this summer.

Wyke, 28, is a former Middlebrough striker who scored 39 goals in 89 games for Carlisle United whom he joined in 2015. He moved to Bradford City in a £250,000 deal at the start of 2017 after they triggered the clause in his contract. Ex-Carlisle United attacker Wyke moved to Sunderland from the Bantams three years ago.

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