Former Newcastle United and West Ham United midfielder Kevin Nolan would be interested in joining Sunderland, according to The Telegraph.
Nolan is a free agent at the moment, having left Premier League outfit West Ham in the summer transfer window.
The Telegraph claims that newly-appointed Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is considering a move for the 33-year-old midfielder.
“He would be interested in joining Sunderland if Allardyce wants him back in the North East, although both men are aware a move will not be universally welcomed on Wearside,” states the report in the British newspaper.
Nolan played for Newcastle from 2009 to 2011, and it will be interesting to see how Sunderland fans react if he does join the team.
The Englishman has worked with Allardyce at Bolton Wanderers and West Ham, and he is certainly someone who is trusted by ‘Big Sam’.
Moreover, Nolan has been involved in relegation battles before, and he knows what he needs to do under such circumstances.
Sunderland are among the top candidates to get relegated from the Premier League, and perhaps Allardyce thinks that the midfielder could come in handy as the season progresses.