The 11 players who could leave Sunderland this summer
And while Jack Ross will be keen to strengthen his Sunderland side, there could be a number of players heading out the exit door this summer after Sunderland failed to clinch promotion. Here, we take a look at the players who could leave the Black Cats this summer - and where they could end-up:
The full-back is out of contract on Wearside this summer and, having been out the side at the end of the season, looks unlikely to stay. QPR and Sheffield Wednesday have been mentioned as potential destinations.
While his quality would undoubtedly add to the Sunderland side, Oviedo is one of the clubs higher earners and that could mean he moves on this summer. West Brom came close to a deal to take the full-back in January.
Loovens failed to feature in the Black Cats first-team at all in 2019, with his last outing coming at Portsmouth in December - where he was sent-off. With further defensive recruits likely, he may be tempted to move on.
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Falling into a similar bracket as Oviedo, Cattermole would no doubt be an asset to Jack Ross if he were to stay. But with the likes of Sheffield Wednesday linked and high wages to consider, an exit cant be ruled out.
The Black Cats player of the year in many respects, McGeadys form may well have attracted some interest from higher up the pyramid. Sunderland, though, will be desperate to retain his services.
Hibernian, Blackburn Rovers and Rangers have already been linked with the Scottish midfielder after he confirmed he may leave Sunderland this summer - but another year at the club hasnt been ruled out.
Having endured a tough end to the season, Baldwin could be a player set to depart as Jack Ross looks to strengthen an inconsistent backline. He would no doubt have a fair few suitors in League One.
After a season blighted with injuries, Loves days on Wearside look numbered. While he may be given another chance to impress, he may also be allowed to move on should interest arise.
The club remain confident that the England U20 international will pen a new deal having been offered terms. His undoubted potential and fine spell at Grimsby last season could have attracted interest, though.
The full-back is yet to trigger the clause in his contract which would see his deal on Wearside extend by a year, meaning speculation over his future is rife.
The young winger looks set to leave the club as his contract comes to an end, but Molyneux will have no shortage of admirers after a stunning half-season loan spell at Hartlepool United.