Report: Sunderland could sell Vito Mannone this summer

Vito Mannone joined Sunderland from Premier League rivals Arsenal in the summer of 2013.

Sunderland could sell goalkeeper Vito Mannone in the summer transfer window, according to The Chronicle.

The 27-year-old joined the Black Cats from Premier League rivals Arsenal in the summer of 2013, and he has one more year left on his current contract.

However, it has now been reported that Sunderland could let go of the 27-year-old goalkeeper instead of losing him on a free in the summer of 2016.

“Mannone’s own future on Wearside is not certain, however, as he is keen to play first-team football and, with only one more year left on his current contract, Sunderland may decide to sell him this summer,” states the report in The Chronicle.

Mannone played regularly for Sunderland in the 2013-14 season, keeping 11 clean sheets in 29 Premier League appearances.

However, the 27-year-old managed to feature in only 10 games in the Premier League in the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign.

The main reason why Mannone left Arsenal for Sunderland was to play regularly, and it makes sense for him to wish to leave if he is not getting that.

If Sunderland do not think that he is good enough to play ahead of Costel Pantilimon, then they should sell him this summer.

It is the best option for both club and player.

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