Report: Sunderland and Swansea City eye free-agent David Cotterill

Graham Potter, head coach of Ostersunds FK looks on during UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Arsenal and Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium on February 22, 2018 in London,...

Championship trio Swansea City, Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers are reportedly keen on Cotterill while League One Sunderland are in the race too.

David Cotterill of Birmingham City attempts a shot on goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Brentford at St Andrews Stadium on January 2, 2017 in...

After a very brief spell in the Indian Super League with Atletico de Kolkata, where he made just three appearances, David Cotterill is expected to return to English football and he is not short of offers.

According to the Birmingham Mail, the 30-year-old attacker is being considered by Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and League One Sunderland after finding himself without a club after that ineffective stint in Asia.

Interestingly, Swansea City are also understood to be thinking about the 24-time Wales international. Cotterill played at the Liberty Stadium between 2009 and 2012, helping Swansea earn promotion to the Premier League seven years ago.

Richie Wellens of Leicester holds off David Cotterill of Swansea during the npower Championship match between Leicester City and Swansea City at the Walkers Stadium on January 3, 2011 in...

His return would be a big shock but perhaps a welcome boost to the Swans, particularly amid reports from Sky Sports that influential attacker Jordan Ayew has been the subject of an £8 million bid from Fulham.

For Sunderland, however, this is the second time they have been linked with Cotterill in recent months.

Gareth Bale (L) and David Cotterill (R) of Wales celebrate their team's 3-0 win in the UEFA EURO 2016 Group B match between Russia and Wales at Stadium Municipal on June 20, 2016 in...

The Sunderland Echo claimed in January that Chris Coleman wanted the winger at the Stadium of Light in after he was released by Birmingham City and it seems that a move to Wearside is still on the cards.

Cotterill has the potential to be a fine addition at League One level. In his last season in the third tier, he scored 10 goals for Doncaster Rovers and was included in the 2012/13 League One Team of the Season.

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