April 19, 2024

The Black Cats are not kidding around.

While Sunderland’s major focus appears to have been on obtaining forward additions during the January transfer window, they could yet get the return of a player in a deal that fans at The Stadium of Light regard as a dream move.

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The Black Cats’ quest for a striker has led them to Sam Gallagher, Macaulay Langstaff, and Kieffer Moore. According to the most recent sources, the latter appears to be the more likely, with Sunderland reportedly offering a loan to Bournemouth for the Welshman’s services. Although an agreement with the Cherries has yet to be reached, a first offer is unquestionably a positive step forward. Away from their pursuit of attacking recruits, the Championship play-off hopefuls might bring back a midfielder who last played at The Stadium of Light in the Premier League.

According to journalist Santi Aouna, Sunderland have now contacted Yann M’Vila’s agency about a prospective move this month. M’Vila, a dream target for the Black Cats, is now without a club, making any potential transfer easier to complete. Aouna shared the news on X, writing:

M’Vila had stated his wish to return to Sunderland, which is a positive for the club.

“I spoke with a number of Ligue 1 clubs, but I didn’t understand the small detail. Given my talents and leadership, I believe I can benefit many teams. I believe in myself. I do not need the money. I want to play. With all due respect to Ligue 2, I don’t see myself playing in this division.

“There is only one club for which I would have agreed to return to the lower division: Sunderland, in order to help them return to the Premier League.” “I had an amazing year there.”

M’Vila has unfinished business in Sunderland.

 

Yann M'Vila - Player profile | Transfermarkt

 

M’Vila never returned to The Stadium of Light after completing a season-long loan move to Sunderland during the 2015/16 season, where he helped the Black Cats avoid Premier League relegation by two points as Newcastle United were relegated. Now 33 years old, the defensive midfielder has the opportunity to fulfill some unfinished business.

Michael Beale believes that a player with the Frenchman’s experience may rapidly become helpful. Furthermore, M’Vila has expressed his desire to play for the club, indicating a probable commitment. Sunderland faces little risk in what would be a free deal if they agree to a short-term contract.

In the best-case scenario, a player with past Premier League experience performs at that level and assists Sunderland in their return to England’s top division. However, if he fails to perform, the Black Cats may decide to terminate connections. It appears to be worth keeping an eye on.

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