Sunderland have been working hard this summer to improve their squad during the transfer window as they prepare for their upcoming League One campaign.
The Black Cats are determined to turn a corner after two consecutive relegations and new manager Jack Ross has been tasked with the job of getting them back into the Championship.
However, his role at the Stadium of Light will not be an easy one as he is facing an exodus of players, leaving him with a huge rebuilding job.
The club are keen to offload a number of their big earners as they look to restructure their wage bill, whilst some of the Black Cats’ other stars could also be headed for the exit as they look to play their football elsewhere.
— Andy Giddings (@Gids1980) July 19, 2018
One man that is on the verge of leaving the Stadium of Light is Billy Jones, with it being believed he could be about to head back to the Championship with Rotherham United, following their promotion last season.
According to BBC Sheffield journalist Andy Giddings, the defender is thought to be close to signing a two-year deal with the Millers.
The 31-year-old will be a loss to Sunderland going into the upcoming campaign, although it was expected that he would have been one to depart.
Jones spent four years at the Stadium of Light, having joined in 2014, however, he was unable to prevent the club from sliding out of the Premier League and the Championship.
The defender has plenty of experience to offer his potential new side, however, the Black Cats will be happy to have offloaded him from their wage bill.
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