Sunderland fans react on Twitter to Grant Leadbitter return rumours

Grant Leadbitter of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on November 19, 2017 in Leeds, England.

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

Grant Leadbitter of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on November 19, 2017 in Leeds, England.

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.

Grant Leadbitter of Boro in action during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Manchester United at Riverside Stadium on March 19, 2017 in Middlesbrough, England.

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

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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