Sunderland fans discuss re-signing Victor Anichebe amid Bolton Wanderers links

Chris Coleman manager of Sunderland during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Reading at Stadium of Light on December 2, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Victor Anichebe could be heading back to England with Championship hopefuls Bolton Wanderers - but will former club Sunderland make a move?

Victor Anichebe of Sunderland celebrates his teams 3-0 victory at the final whistle during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Hull City at Stadium of Light on November 19,...

Who knows, perhaps Sunderland would not have been cut adrift so quickly last season if Victor Anichebe had not spent most of the campaign on the sidelines with injury.

The powerful striker looked to be an absolute steal of a signing early in the 2016/17 season. Anichebe moved to the Stadium of Light on a free when his contract at West Brom expired and, by November, a strike force of he and Jermain Defoe looked good enough to keep Sunderland’s head above the water.

Anichebe scored a winner away at Bournemouth in the autumn and, in his next outing, fired two in a 3-0 away win at relegation rivals Hull City.

Victor Anichebe of Sunderland celebrates his sides win after the final whistle during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Sunderland at Vitality Stadium on November 5,...

But, after missing three months between January and April with injury, The Black Cats’ nine lives were all but up by the time Anichebe returned to action.

And, almost a year on, Sunderland are facing successive relegations in the face. Only Burton Albion are keeping Chris Coleman’s side off the bottom of the Championship right now.

So it doesn’t take a genius to work out why some fans are clamouring for Anichebe’s return after he left Chinese side Beijing Enterprises.

Sunderland's Nigerian striker Victor Anichebe (L) vies with Hull City's Italian defender Andrea Ranocchia during the English Premier League football match between Hull City and Sunderland...

The Black Cats are relying on the young, unproven loanee Ashley Fletcher for goals right now so, in the eyes of some, bringing the Nigerian powerhouse back to Wearside is nothing other than a no-brainer.

But the Birmingham Mail report that he could be heading to relegation rivals Bolton Wanderers instead.

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