Sunderland scouts are set to be in attendance for Tottenham Hotspur's Europa League tie with Belgian side K.A.A Gent tonight.
The pair clash in the first leg of the last 32 of the competition, with Spurs the heavy favourites.
Gent currently sit eighth in the Belgian First Division, twelve points behind Club Brugge and Anderlecht at the top.
Star players for the Belgian side this season include Swiss attacking midfielder Danijel Milicevic and Malian winger Kalifa Coulibaly.
Sunderland were frustrated in their attempts to bolster their squad with long-term signings in January but significant changes are expected to be made to this squad this summer, regardless of what division they find themselves in.