Sunderland fans react to reports of Wolves' Lewis Grabban move

Sunderland fans look dejected during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light on September 13, 2015 in Sunderland, United Kingdom.

If Wolves want Lewis Grabban in January, Sunderland may not even be able to stand in their way.

Lewis Grabban of Sunderland celebrates with James Vaughan of Sunderland after scoring a goal from the penalty spot during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County...

A Sunderland side with barely two pennies to rub together weren’t exactly negotiating from a position of strength when attempting to land Lewis Grabban from Bournemouth in the summer.

According to The Chronicle, The Cherries failed to find a buyer for their out-of-favour striker and eventually just loaned him to Sunderland instead. The Black Cats did not pay a loan fee and are only contributing a third of his wages.

And it appears that they are powerless to prevent Grabban leaving in January, halfway through his year-long spell at the Stadium of Light.

Lewis Grabban (L), of Sunderland shakes hands with sunderland manager Simon Grayson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County at Stadium of Light on August...

TEAMtalk report that Bournemouth could exercise the re-call option in the 29-year-old’s contract and sell him to Championship leaders Wolves. Grabban has scored 10 goals in 14 games for a struggling Sunderland side this season and it appears that Wolves see him as the final piece in their promotion chasing jigsaw.

But the prospect of losing one of their few bright sparks does not even bare thinking about for Sunderland supporters.

No one else in Chris Coleman’s squad has hit the net more than four times this season – and the departure of Grabban would make the new manager’s desire to drag Sunderland out of the relegation zone even harder in the second half of the season.

Sunderland fans celebrate during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on May 11, 2016 in Sunderland, England.

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