Resurgent Victor Anichebe's form was always going to have more than the Premier League sitting up and taking notice.
Having spent five years in the international wilderness, the powerhouse striker is reported to be set for a recall to the Nigeria squad.
Super Eagles technical director, Gernot Rohr, may have his side at the top of their African World Cup qualifying group but he is compiling a list of new players to add ahead of two friendlies next month. Anichebe, surprise, surprise is on it.
The last place boss David Moyes will want Anichebe next month is Africa.
The 28-year-old's great performances have also brought out the best in Jermain Defoe.
Moyes was delighted to see Sunderland score from a set-piece in the win over Premier League champions Leicester City.
While Larsson is back, luckless Duncan Watmore has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.