Claiming that Sunderland should bring back Jonny Williams could be something of a hard sell.
The Welsh international spent the 2017/18 season on loan at the Stadium of Light but the injuries that have frequently halted his once promising career struck again. Williams made just 12 Championship appearances as Sunderland were relegated, starting just seven of those.
But should The Black Cats hope that their luck is in and offer Williams one more chance to show his worth on Wearside?
The Standard claims that the former Ipswich and Nottingham Forest loanee is one of three players who have been made available on loan by Crystal Palace, alongside Jason Puncheon and Pape Souare.
And Sunderland are clearly still looking for a creative midfielder, with the Scottish Sun reporting Jack Ross’ interest in the highly-rated Celtic playmaker Ryan Christie.
Williams, too, fits the bill. He is a diminutive and intelligent midfielder who has performed at a far higher level than League One and stood out, particularly in the Championship and during Wales’ remarkable run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals.
If Williams can stay fit, he is the sort of player who could break down a well-drilled and physical third-tier defence. And Sunderland could get him without spending a penny in transfer fees.
But yes, we know that if is a rather big one.
Have something to tell us about this article?