Report: Sunderland summer signing Adam Matthews set for exit just months after leaving Celtic

Sunderland summer signing Adam Matthews could leave in January, according to reports.

According to The Sun, defender Adam Matthews will be allowed to leave Sunderland in January - despite only signing from Celtic just over four months ago.

The Black Cats have struggled this season, and new manager Sam Allardyce will be looking to revamp his squad during the January transfer window, with departures expected as well as arrivals.

The Sun report that midfielder Liam Bridcutt, winger Will Buckley - currently on loan at Leeds - and striker Danny Graham are all surplus to requirements and will be allowed to leave permanently in January.

It's also stated that right back Adam Matthews could also leave the club in a shock move, given that Sunderland only signed the Welsh international in July.

The 23-year-old played 150 games for Celtic, impressing in Scotland before joining Sunderland over the summer, but his move has turned in to something of a nightmare so far.

Matthews has made just one Premier League appearance so far, and that came all the way back on the opening day of the season in a 4-2 defeat to Leicester City.

With Billy Jones establishing himself as the first choice right back under Allardyce, and DeAndre Yedlin also able to play there, Matthews appears to be the third choice right back at the Stadium of Light, and a departure would put him out of his Wearside misery.

A return to Celtic would be unlikely given that the Bhoys snapped up Saidy Janko as his replacement over the summer, but a number of clubs should be interested in signing such a solid right back, who has had a tough time at Sunderland so far.

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