Sunderland fans want to re-sign Victor Anichebe after the 33-year-old was pictured at the Black Cats’ pre-season friendly against Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday.
The Stadium of Light outfit were in action against Tranmere at Prenton Park as they continue their preparations ahead of the 2021/22 campaign. The match ended 0-0, which perhaps illustrates Sunderland’s struggles upfront – the loss of last term’s top goalscorer Charlie Wyke (BBC) to Wigan Athletic (wiganathletic.com) is a huge blow to Lee Johnson and co.
Anichebe, who used to play for Sunderland amongst other clubs in the Premier League, has been retired for a number of years. During his career, he managed just 42 goals during 267 matches (Transfermarkt), which is far from prolific, but his physicality make him a difficult proposition to play against in his heyday.
Would you take Anichebe back?
A photo of Anichebe at the match was shared on Twitter by Sunderland’s official account, and it attracted plenty of attention from the supporters. They took to the social media platform to share their thoughts on the former Nigeria international.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about Anichebe below
“Announce Him I beg he will tear up league 1 with his physicality”
“Sign him up can’t be worse than grigg”
“Sign. Him. It’s simple, pay as you play big target man up front”
“Swap him for Grigg asap”
“Sign him, hasn’t played for 3 years but still walks into our team”
“Jokes aside, it’s impossible to do worse than what we’ve got up front, get him signed”
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