Ray Parlour claims Allardyce will need to sell Sunderland players in January

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Arsenal legend Parlour believes Sunderland need to sell players in the January transfer window.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Arsenal great Ray Parlour has offered some advice to Sam Allardyce ahead of the January transfer window, admitting that Sunderland need to sell some players when the window opens.

Parlour said: “I’m sure Sam will have a say in January so he can bring in players. He needs to get rid of a few as well.”

Although not naming any players that he believes should be sold, there are a number of members of the Sunderland squad who are negatively impacting the side’s form.

There are a group of players clearly not good enough for the Premier League, and who Allardyce would be wise to move on if he is to build a side who are to have any hope of staying up.

The likes of Liam Bridgett, Younes Kaboul, Danny Graham and West Brown are not cut out for the top flight, and Allardyce should be looking to get rid of them - even Kaboul, who only signed for the Black Cats over the summer.

The Wearside outfit are a club who lack any sort of identity, and the constantly changing managers have meant that various transfer policies have been seen through.

Someone like Emanuele Giaccherini failed at the Stadium of Light, despite arriving with large fanfare, and even highly rated summer signing Jeremain Lens has struggled to have an impact this season - despite his undoubted talent.

Allardyce needs to trim down his current squad, leaving only the players he wants to use, before then moving to bring in his own signings.

Now that the former West Ham boss is in charge, it promises to be an action packed January transfer window at the Stadium of Light - with a number of incoming and outgoing transfers expected.

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