The Sunderland midfielder has come under scrutiny from Black Cats fans, who have taken to social media to voice their annoyance.
Sunderland's relegation could spark interest in their players from higher division clubs such as Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City.
Sunderland are preparing for life in League One, and some of their players are reportedly keen to leave this summer.
With current captain John O'shea out of contract this summer, Sunderland will be on the lookout for a new captain.
Lee Cattermole has been linked with an exit from Sunderland so should West Brom consider him?
Chris Coleman’s Sunderland have been relegated from the Championship to League One.
Leeds United could add power to their midfield by signing Sunderland's Lee Cattermole this summer.
Sunderland are almost certain to drop into League One next season, with Chris Coleman's side enduring a disappointing campaign.
Sunderland look destined to drop into League One next season.
Sunderland look almost certain to drop into League One next season.