Sunderland should move for Frazier Campbell to bolster their strike-force

Sunderland fans

Crystal Palace striker Frazier Campbell spent three-and-a-half years at Sunderland and would be a useful addition to their squad.

Cardiff's Frazier Campbell celebrates scoring their second goalCrystal Palace's Frazier Campbell scores during his time at Cardiff

With Crystal Palace's search for a new striker gaining momentum, Frazier Campbell could soon find himself even further down the pecking order at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles balked at Christian Benteke's apparent £32.5 million valuation (Daily Mail) but remain active in their pursuit of an experienced marksman.

If they do manage to land a striker, Sunderland should make a move to bring Campbell back to the Stadium of Light. They are desperately in need of more firepower up front, after becoming too heavily reliant on the goals of Jermain Defoe.

Sunderland's Jermain DefoeSunderland need more options in the forward department will the club overly reliant on Jermain Defoe

The Manchester United academy graduate has never really lived up to his early potential and has not been given the time to settle anywhere after spending time at seven different clubs.

Now, at the age of 28, he has reached a point in his career where he is mature and able enough to become a regular starter at a Premier League side, and the best option for him would be to move to a club that values him as just that.

Sunderland would be the ideal destination for Campbell, and he could strike up a fearsome partnership with Defoe. The former Spurs and Cardiff man has blistering pace and would be a fantastic foil for the 33-year-old Defoe who plays in and around the box and is one of the best in the league at receiving the ball with his back to goal.

Chelsea's Yuri Zhirkov (L) in action with Sunderland's Frazier CampbellFrazier Campbell would be the ideal signing for Sunderland

The threat that Campbell possesses of running in behind the defence combined with Defoe's ability to receive the ball in tight spaces and spin defenders bears the ingredients of a lethal concoction.

Much will depend on whether Palace boss Alan Pardew manages to seal a deal for a striker, but either way, the Sunderland hierarchy should make every effort to bring Campbell back to the club and in turn vastly improve their forward options.

Crystal Palace manager Alan PardewIf Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew's search for a new striker is successful, Campbell may struggle for first-team opportunities

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