Rumours suggest that the Benin international is looking for a switch away from the Black Cats in the coming months, after growing frustrated by the club’s lack of progression after a season battling against relegation.
If the midfielder does elect to move on, Paolo Di Canio will pursue fellow countryman Rosina as a direct replacement.
The former Italian international enjoyed a relatively successful season on a personal note during 2012/13, notching five goals as Siena finished second bottom in Serie A.
Di Canio sees the impish playmaker as the ideal man to inject some creativity into Sunderland’s attacking unit, which was rather blunt last term.
The 29-year-old has a wealth of experience, having racked up over 200 appearances in Italian football either side of a short stint in Russia with Zenit Saint-Petersburg.
At 5ft. 6”, Rosina is far from being physically imposing, but his low centre of gravity and eye for the killer pass make him a threat between the lines.
Sunderland have already been very busy in the transfer market, agreeing deals for Modibo Diakite, Cabral and Valentin Roberge.
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