Sunderland are said to be interested in signing Grant Leadbitter from Middlesbrough this summer.

Sunderland fans largely appear behind the idea of bringing back Grant Leadbitter from Middlesbrough.

TeamTalk claim that Sunderland want Leadbitter, as Jack Ross looks to strengthen his side for next season.

Leadbitter developed in Sunderland and was in their first-team for six years, before he moved on to Ipswich Town in 2012.

The midfielder has since become a very solid option at Championship level, but he is reaching the end of his career now.

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And Sunderland fans are eager to see the 32-year-old brought back to the Stadium of Light.

There were massive fears that Sunderland would struggle in League One this season, but the noises coming out of the club are positive.

New owner Stewart Donald has already claimed that Sunderland have a big budget, and Leadbitter would certainly prove the Black Cats’ ambition.

Leadbitter made 32 appearances for Boro in the Championship last season, scoring three times and claiming one assist.

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