The young Tottenham Hotspur player is already proving to be very versatile.
The Black Cats boss says defensive-minded Jan Kirchhoff is vital to the club's attacking threat.
Sam Byram will be unavailable for the Hammers next three matches due to a combination of suspension and ineligibility.
The German managed a goal and an assist in the loss to Manchester United at the weekend.
Tottenham Hotspur are currently in second place in the Premier League table.
Jan Kirchhoff was one of five players brought to Sunderland in the January transfer window.
The Leeds United midfielder wants to see significant investment in the summer.
The television presenter has been discussing the Toffees' big news.
Aston Villa are currently eight points away from safety in the Premier League standings.
The Hammers boss insists he does not have a league position in mind, but just wants to finish as high as possible.