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Sunderland wingers Patrick Roberts and Jack Clarke

The 12 Sunderland players whose future needs to be resolved this summer - and what to expect

Sunderland’s attention is quickly turning to the Championship campaign and one of the first orders of business is to deal with a raft of players whose future needs settling one way or the other.

By Phil Smith
Tuesday, 24th May 2022, 5:20 pm

There are a significant number of senior players in the final weeks of their contract, and five loan players who have made an impact at some stage across the season.

Sporting Director Kristjaan Speakman is holding talks with the players in question, with the retained list expected to be released later this week.

Alex Neil has offered his input into the decisions, as he steps up preparations with Speakman and head of recruitment Stuart Harvey. Harvey has been researching potential targets in recent weeks and months should the club win promotion, and that work steps up again now.

Clearly, it will be impacted in part by who from the current group stays and who moves on.

Here, we run you through the decisions to be made and what to expect…

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