The Dutchman has been linked with a move for the Queens Park Rangers midfielder.
|Chances Created||Final-Third Passes||Dribbles||Accurate Passes||Tackles||Appearances||Minutes Played|
|Patrick van Aanholt||35||189||36||758||56||28||2,306|
As Opta stats show, the Rs man would bring plenty to the Sunderland midfield - on paper, at least.
Indeed, the Dutchman created more chances than any Black Cat bar Sebastian Larsson in the Premier League last term. Fer also fared well in terms of final-third passes, while winning 43 tackles and completing over 800 overall passes.
Where the 25-year-old flourished most for QPR, though, was with his dribbles, beating his man on more occasions than any Sunderland player managed last campaign.
And then, of course, there's the small case of the QPR midfielder being capable of scoring brilliant goals like the one in the below match against Newcastle United...