Phil Parkinson will see the contracts of 11 Sunderland players expire in the coming weeks
All of these players could soon walk away as free agents, but who is in-line for a new deal with Sunderland?We take a look at all the players facing an uncertain future, and whether they are likely to be turning out for the Black Cats again next term:
Sunderland will undoubtedly look to offer the stopper new terms given how impressive he has been over the last two seasons. But with interest from Championship side Blackburn Rovers, it's widely expected that McLaughlin will depart this summer.
The experienced centre back has been in and out the team under Phil Parkinson and it would be a surprise if he was offered new terms at the Stadium of Light.
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He splits opinion among the Sunderland fanbase, and the decision over his future is one which could go either way. Parkinson has preferred other options for the most part but, given this is likely to be a tricky summer, it could prove safer to keep hold of the Turk.
Sunderland's joint top scorer this season, it's understood that there is a year's option - in the club's favour - inserted in Maguire's contract. It would be a major surprise if that was not exercised.
Lafferty began to show glimpses of his undoubted quality before the season was suspended, but his long-term future remains unclear. Whether Sunderland could sanction the spend to keep the striker - and indeed whether Lafferty himself would fancy another season in League One - remains unclear.
Phil Parkinson has praised the versatility of the centre back and, given the current footballing climate, it would be a sensible piece of business to keep the Northern Irish international.
While he could undoubtedly be a key player in any potential promotion push next season, the fact Watmore is the last remaining player on a contract issued during the club's Premier League days mean his future is uncertain.
Still yet to be given a real opportunity at Sunderland, Robson is at a point in his career where regular first-team games are a must. If there are no such promises made on Wearside, then a summer exit looks likely.
Sunderland fans are yet to see the best of Scowen, whose first start came in what proved to be the club's final game of the campaign. While he's a player Parkinson would ideally look to keep, there will again be question marks over his salary. Some negotiation may be required.
The young striker was offered a contract late last year, but is yet to put pen to paper. He wants guarantees of first-team football and is understood to have attracted interest from the continent.
Having spent the majority of the season on loan at Salford, Baldwin's days on Wearside look numbered. The club do have a clause in his contract that would allow the centre back to stay with the club for another year, but it would be a surprise if that was triggered.