Leeds United should move for Sunderland's Lee Cattermole in the summer

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland challenges Scott Pittman of Livingston in the second half during the pre season friendly between Livingston and Sunderland at Almondvale Stadium on July 12,...

Leeds United could add power to their midfield by signing Sunderland's Lee Cattermole this summer.

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland challenges Scott Pittman of Livingston in the second half during the pre season friendly between Livingston and Sunderland at Almondvale Stadium on July 12,...

If Leeds United are looking for more passion and power in their midfield they could do worse than signing Sunderland’s Lee Cattermole in the summer.

Leeds fans have become frustrated with the way that their side has surrendered meekly in too many matches this season.

The Whites have always been famed for their robust approach, but they have lacked a true midfield enforcer this season.

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland attempts to tackle Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London,...

While Kalvin Phillips and Ronaldo Vieira do offer some physicality in midfield, neither truly overpower opponents.

But with Sunderland set to be relegated, Leeds should keep an eye on Cattermole’s situation at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland are likely to be open to offers for the midfielder, as funding his wages would be difficult in League One, as reported by the Sunderland Echo.

And Leeds should consider making a move for the combative 30-year-old.

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sunderland at St Andrews on January 30, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Cattermole’s form for Sunderland has been poor this season, but he does offer a lot of the qualities that Leeds have been lacking.

And, at a cut price, he could represent a very attractive value for money signing at Leeds in the summer.

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