Regardless of whether they avoid the drop or suffer relegation to the Championship, the coming summer transfer window is an enormous one for Sunderland.
In many regards, their fate doesn’t actually matter; either way, the Black Cats quite simply need to invest in a team David Moyes has practically held together with duct tape this season, consisting of inexperienced youngsters, underperforming has-beens and ageing stars.
Of course, the Wearsiders will be tempted to once again spend big on prospects from abroad, as Premier League clubs often are. But there’s some fantastic talent in the Championship at the moment and whether they’re looking to solidify themselves in the Premier League or return to it at the first time of asking, second-tier stars could quickly prove vital to Sunderland’s aims for next season.
Coincidentally, the Championship’s Team of the Season was announced earlier today. So, Black Cats fans, which of its members would you like to see the club swoop for in the next transfer window? Let us know your thoughts by giving each player a thumbs up or thumbs down.