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Sunderland: Tommy Smith could return to Black Cats after Stewart Donald makes contact

Sunderland: Tommy Smith could return to Black Cats after Stewart Donald makes contact - Sunderland Transfer Rumours

New Zealand Herald have reported that Tommy Smith could return to Sunderland after being released by the club.

With the outcome of the League One season remaining unclear, the Black Cats are very much left on tenterhooks, sitting one place outside the play-off places. Having missed out promotion last term after play-off final defeat to Charlton Athletic, a second successive failure to gain promotion could beĀ  catastrophic for the club.

Owner Stewart Donald has been at the forefront of much criticism from fans, with him reportedly seeking to sell the club just 18 months after taking over from Ellis Short, as per talkSPORT.

With potentially very little transfer activity this summer for the Black Cats given financial uncertainty throughout football, the Sunderland Echo reported that, despite allowing Smith to leave on a free transfer, the door has been left open for the defender to return, with Donald having contacted the player.

Ipswich Town are also in the hunt to sign the 30-year-old, with Paul Lambert’s side said to have registered interest in making a summer move.

Recent events resulting in football’s suspension have proved unfortunate for Smith, but having already been let go by Sunderland, perhaps he should now move on to pastures new rather than retracing his steps.

The defender could have been kept at the club at least until clarification was made over the current season but, with the likes of Ipswich circling with interest, he could yet end up having plenty of other offers.

Sunderland fans, should the club re-sign Tommy Smith? Let us know in the comments section below…


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