Report suggests why Lee Cattermole from Sunderland to Hull City didn’t materialise

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland (L) checks out the Madejski Stadium pitch before the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Sunderland at Madejski Stadium on April 14, 2018 in Reading,...

Hull City reportedly wanted to sign Lee Cattermole from Sunderland in the summer transfer window.

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland kicks the ball during a pre-season friendly game between Darlington FC and Sunderland AFC at Blackwell Meadows on July 10, 2018 in Darlington, England.

According to The Northern Echo, Lee Cattermole’s move from Sunderland to Hull City did not happen due to the defensive midfielder’s wages.

It has been reported that Hull in the Championship wanted to sign Cattermole from League One side Sunderland in the summer transfer window.

However, the 30-year-old former Middlesbrough and Wigan Athletic midfielder’s wages was the huge stumbling block, according to the report.

 

Staying at Sunderland?

Cattermole’s recent performances and form for Sunderland have not been great, but there is no doubt that the 30-year-old will be a great player for the Black Cats in League One.

With his extensive experience and combative style of play, the former Wigan star will be an asset for manager Jack Ross this season.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 03:Lee Cattermole of Sunderland during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Sunderland at The Den on March 3, 2018 in London, England.

Winning promotion

Sunderland will be determined to bounce straight back to the Championship, having been relegated from League One at the end of last season.

The Black Cats have a very good squad and made some brilliant signings in the summer transfer window, and the Stadium of Light faithful should be confident.

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland during a pre-season friendly game between Darlington FC and Sunderland AFC at Blackwell Meadows on July 10, 2018 in Darlington, England.

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