Sunderland may be in the market for a new right-back this summer.
The 28-year-old will surely not be light on potential suitors over the next month or two, and one could in particular who should certainly pose the question is Premier League side Sunderland.
The Black Cats preserved their Premier League status on Wednesday with victory over Everton, and they rounded off the campaign with an entertaining 2-2 draw against Watford at Vicarage Road.
It has been a superb job completed by boss Sam Allardyce, yet the hard work for Sunderland begins now.
The club are in need of reshaping their squad this summer with a number of players no longer suited for where the club want to go, while key additions in certain areas will need to be brought in.
One of the more urgent areas to strengthen will be at right-back, what with regular first-team player DeAndre Yedlin only on loan from Tottenham Hotspur and likely to remain in North London next season.
Sam Allardyce may be looking to spend the bulk of his budget on a new top class striker, therefore if the opportunity to bring in a quality right-back for free comes along, he should grab it with both hands.
Gregory van der Wiel is a 45-cap Dutch international with experience at the top level, having played in a World Cup final and featuring in the latter stages of the Champions League in Paris.
The 28-year-old has made 17 Ligue 1 appearances this season and started four European games, therefore it comes as a bit of a surprise to see the French champions willing to let him leave for free.
Sunderland would be an ideal option for the player should he fancy regular first-team action in England, while for the Black Cats his arrival would solve a potentially big problem this summer at a small cost.