Sunderland defender Tom Flanagan’s future continues to be up in the air after gaining transfer interest from Coventry City and Birmingham City.
The Black Cats could need to make wholesale changes this summer after their second successive failure to gain promotion to the Championship from League One.
Manager Phil Parkinson will be extremely busy over the next few weeks as a number of players see their current contracts come to an end.
Flanagan, who is one of those players, has been offered fresh terms by the Wearsiders, but the defender is yet to signal his intentions to the Black Cats, prompting interest from a number of clubs.
With Flanagan’s immediate future now being debated, three clubs including Coventry City and Birmingham City have emerged with potential interest in the centre-back. With his contract due to end today, Sunderland Echo have looked back at previous comments that he made back in March.
“But ultimately it’s in the club’s hands,” Flanagan said three months ago when talking about a new deal. “So if it’s something that they’re not interested in then obviously I’m not gonna have a choice.”
If Coventry and Birmingham are interested in Flanagan, then the defender would be foolish to disregard that interest, especially that both will be in the Championship next season.
Will Sunderland miss Tom Flanagan if he leaves at the end of June?
The defender could jump at the chance to move up to a level that, for the last two seasons, has been beyond Sunderland’s reach.
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