Five destinations for Sunderland striker Stephane Sessegnon

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Aston Villa, Newcastle United and West Ham feature.

Sunderland are reportedly ready to offload striker Stephane Sessegnon which could spark interest from several Premier League sides.

The striker scored seven goals last season and came up with six assists which is a respectable target in a side which only just avoided relegation.

His career has been laced with examples of genius mixed in with his more erratic side and Paolo Di Canio apparently feels the time is right to cash in on him while he still has some resemblance of value.

Aston Villa

Paul Lambert should be dead keen to take some of the pressure away from Christian Benteke next season, which is certainly something Sessegnon could do.

He wouldn’t be used alongside or instead of Benteke, he’d just be a squad player at Villa Park. That may put him off from a move but his age means he should be good value and that will be important for Lambert.

Cardiff City

Cardiff have been linked with plenty of players already this summer, as they look to improve their squad and give themselves the best possible chance of staying up.

The Welsh club have already made the highly impressive capture of Tom Ince from Blackpool, which means the boss may now be looking at adding a player at the other end of the spectrum in terms of age and experience.

Liverpool

Sessegnon could be a very cheap and effective way for Liverpool to enhance their attacking options ahead of next season.

There is still a very good chance that Luis Suarez will leave Anfield which puts Rodgers under a lot of pressure in the respect that he’ll need to find good attacking players, with experience to fill the void that would create.

Newcastle United

Newcastle United could do with some attacking support and Sessegnon could certainly provide them with just that.

They never seem to have recovered since the days of Demba Ba which means experience and goals to their frontline are very important.

However, the biggest obstacle to any deal for him is his association with Sunderland and the fact it could be a difficult one to get past the overseer of Newcastle deals, Joe Kinnear.

West Ham United

With the signing of Andy Carroll in the bag, Sam Allardyce could now look for a different sort of striker to play up front next season.

Sessegnon would give him a smaller, more dynamic and slightly more subtle option than Carroll in attack but he just seems like an Allardyce sort of player in that he’ll work very hard and play any role his manager asks with respect and effectively.

Where do you think he’ll go? Would you like to see your club sign him?

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