Former Sunderland keeper Ben Alnwick is reportedly set for a return to the Stadium of Light after spending 12 years away from the club.
With the 2019/20 season finished for Phil Parkinson’s side, focus will now turn to next term as the Wearside club seek to return to the Championship after a second consecutive failure to gain promotion from League One.
A replacement for the Scottish goalkeeper is now likely to be Parkinson’s first port of call when the summer transfer window opens.
Alnwick began his professional career at the Stadium of Light before moving on to join Tottenham Hotspur.
The 33-year-old, who has also appeared during his career for Peterborough United and most recently Bolton Wanderers, is now on the club’s radar, according to journalist Alan Dixon.
He’s one on the radar https://t.co/Gr7yCZQ9hU
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) June 23, 2020
Alnwick is now a free agent and will be looking to find a new club this summer, with a potential return to Sunderland possibly on the agenda.
Alnwick would be a good addition to Sunderland, although some fans of the club may be hoping for a younger ‘keeper who could provide a long-term option between the sticks.
One thing that is for sure, though, is that Parkinson needs to ensure that every transfer he makes is a good one if the Black Cats are to climb back up the leagues.
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