Sunderland could revive their interest in Marcus Maddison this summer after he left League One rivals Peterborough.
Sunderland and Peterborough both missed out on promotion to the Championship in the 2019/2020 season and they are set for a summer that will sees multiple players come in and leave.
The Black Cats currently have 11 players free to leave the club come June 30 as their current contracts come to an end, and manager Phil Parkinson will have his work cut out to replace the likes of Chris Maguire and Jon McLaughlin.
Peterborough, who will also see some players leave, have allowed Maddison to depart the club along with six other players.
Maddison ends a six-year spell at Peterborough which saw him spend time on loan with Championship side Hull City for the second half of the 2019/20 season. During his time with the Tigers, the midfielder scored one goal in seven games, whilst he scored nine goals and supplied six assists for Posh during the first half of the season.
Now that the 26-year-old is available on a free, Sunderland are expected to reignite their interest and it could prove to be a match made in heaven for the player, who supported the Black Cats as a kid.
Chronicle Live touch on the previous interest shown by the Wearside club, whilst also noting that Hull could offer Maddison a short-term deal to help them finish the Championship season, which is due to resume this coming weekend.
Maddison’s form in the latter months of 2019 shows that he can be a very effective presence at League One level and, with Sunderland set to have their squad decimated, new signings will soon become a matter of urgency for Parkinson.
The Black Cats could do a lot worse than bringing in a proven player in this division, all the more so now that he is available on a free transfer.
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