The Frenchman possesses all of the attributes required to be a hit at Sunderland.
Tony Pulis' West From position is reportedly on a bit of a knife-edge having lost a star midfielder, but Crystal Palace's loss could be his gain.
Aston Villa should bin their plan to sign Glenn Whelan and bring in a free agent instead.
The Eagles are staring Premier League relegation in the face, and these players haven't helped matters.
Flamini made his first start for Crystal Palace since moving from Arsenal in the summer.
The midfielder has signed a one-year deal at Selhurst Park after leaving Arsenal this summer.
The former Arsenal man has joined the Eagles on a free transfer until the end of the season.
Flamini was released by Arsenal at the end of last season.
Crystal Palace will reportedly make another move for James McCarthy in January.
Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in signing Mathieu Flamini on a free transfer.